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DESU DESIGN brings the Mercury to WantedDesign at Terminal Stores, Manhattan
NEW YORK, NY – May 11, 2016
DESU DESIGN presents the Mercury table, a precisely engineered sculptural piece fit for the world stage.
With shows throughout the city and spanning nearly two weeks, NYCxDESIGN 2016 rivals showings in Milan and London. At WantedDesign Manhattan, exhibitors hail from across the globe, and include Brooklyn’s own DESU DESIGN. Forget the image of a lone, bearded hipster; Brooklyn is an internationally recognized hub for design talent and technology. DESU DESIGN has been on the forefront of this scene since moving to the borough in 2000.
DESU DESIGN’s founder, David E. Scott, looks to the intersection of technology and the natural world when exploring forms and materials. Inspired by the effect of surface tension on a drop of mercury, DESU’s Mercury table presents a seamless curved form that is finished to perfection. Technical sophistication and exquisite craft give the Mercury table its edge, or rather, its curves.
The Mercury table’s mirror polished stainless steel top rests on a blackened steel base like a bead of water on a freshly waxed car. Elemental in its design and effect, the Mercury table is at once visually weighted and light. Conceived as a centerpiece, the table’s low and highly reflective surface is constantly changing as it incorporates the viewer, the light and its surroundings. Whether in a humming and vibrant public space, or a tranquil and airy home, the Mercury amplifies the qualities of its environment.
Founded in 1998, award-winning DESU DESIGN has built a reputation for work that is minimal, elegant and playful. DESU’s signature is simplicity of form and structure, and a reductive approach to the design process. DESU’s innovative products for the home consistently blur the boundary between art and design, and the studio has a decades-long reputation for fabrication expertise. With studios in Brooklyn, NY and Stratton, VT, DESU’s inspiration comes from the forms found in nature, the history of modern design, and the combined beauty of geometry and the machine.
Best known for the Symbol Coat Rack and 1-Line Spice Rack, the studio’s line includes furniture, outdoor sculptural seating, serving pieces and accessories. DESU’s production methods merge the finest materials, cutting edge technology, and the unmatched skill of the human hand. DESU DESIGN’s work can be purchased at desudesign.com and select retailers.
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