Department: Man and Activity


In a society with a continuous focus on performance and permanent internet connection, pure moments of privacy become rare and precious. How can furniture invite us to take a break and enjoy an ‘unconnected’ moment? Maxime Mellot offers an answer with Turia: a table designed not for work, but for doing absolutely nothing, as you admire the slow life of birds, fish and plants. By integrating iconic items such as a birdcage and fish tank in the tabletop, the focus almost automatically shifts from the obligatory ‘to-do-list’ to a pleasant pondering of nature. As the fish nibble on the roots of the plant under water, the birds represent life in the sky. The beauty of nature is right there on top of your desk.

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