Empyrean

PRODUCT DESIGN / 2014 

Object: Dining Table (Oak, Stainless Steel)

Design: Mihkel Masso
Manufacturer: Mihkel Masso Design

Empyrean is a central fire or energy column, that during the day works as a conference or work table, but during the night offers a communication enlivening opportunity to prepare food so that all participants can communicate with each other.

Photo by Madis Ligema©.

Empyrean is an old Greek word for fire; of the same origin are the scientific words empyreuma and empyreumatic, applied to the characteristic smell of the burning or grilling of vegetable or animal matter.
Empyrean is a central fire or energy column, that during the day works as a conference or working table, but during the night offers a communication enlivening opportunity to prepare food so that all participants can see each other. It is the response to the modern family model – the “negotiated family” – and is designed to offer a break from technology for versatile conversation during a process with common aim and purpose.

Picture by Mihkel Masso©.

Photo by Madis Ligema©.