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Awa Table

c. 2009

by Naoto Fukasawa
for B&B Italia , B&B Italia Outdoor

Awa Table

by Naoto Fukasawa
for  B&B Italia , B&B Italia Outdoor

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The Awa table, designed by Naoto Fuka­sawa for B&B Italia, has an ellip­ti­cal-shaped top provid­ing ample surface area. Its base mimics the same shape and creates an elegant foot­print, with an asym­met­ri­cally oriented colum­nar support fluidly emerg­ing to support the top. The table is constructed seam­lessly using Cristalplant, an advanced, 100% recy­clable, UV-resis­tant compo­si­tion of miner­als and poly­mers that imitates stone’s smooth, polished aesthetic.

Fuka­sawa’s use of Cristalplant in Awa was one of the first appli­ca­tions of the mate­r­ial in the home furnish­ings market. The Awa table is ideal as a side table. Its clever verti­cal support orien­ta­tion makes it perfect for a float­ing surface with a modular or sectional seating system. For quick-ship options, please refer to the spec sheet on the left or call 800.886.0867 for details.


Naoto Fukasawa


Japanese industrial design icon Naoto Fukasawa is known for work that is simultaneously sculptural and functional. From CD players, cell phones, and electrical appliances, to furniture for sitting, sleeping and eating, Fukasawa’s work is always museum-quality. In fact, a wall-mounted CD player he designed for Muji is part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. Inspired by the outline and the shape of a volume or item, he looks for inspiration in the subconscious thoughts that humans have about objects.

Fukasawa has immersed himself in the electronics world since the beginning of his career, at Seiko Epson in Japan, where he designed products such as wrist TVs and mini printers. He also spent time in the U.S. working with companies in Silicon Valley, and was involved in the development of a design concept for Apple. He continued to dream up technological products when he returned to Japan, while at the same time taking on impressive furniture collaborations that quickly made him a household name in the industry. As a furniture designer, he has collaborated on award-winning pieces for B&B Italia, Driade, Magis, Artemide, Danese, Boffi, and more. Works like the Piccola Papilio lounge for B&B Italia reveal Fukasawa’s energetic approach to minimalism. The chair’s enveloping form is utterly simplistic and captivatingly artful at the same time.

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