Sake Tables is a minimalist collection designed by Stockholm-based atelier Note Design Studio for Ariake. Inspired by Masu cups used when drinking sake, this pair of coffee and side tables has a removable lid which reveals a space for storage. Practical and poetic, the piece is useful in home, office and hospitality settings. Available in four different finishes, hand sanded and stained in whitened oak, smoked oat, sumi and indigo ash, the piece fulfils three functions: table, tray and storage unit, making it functionally versatile as well as highly aesthetic.
A fusion of Scandinavian and Japanese design approaches, the table comprises two distinct shapes – a rectangular box that serves as storage, edged by slightly convex battens that form the legs, lifting it just high enough above the ground to convey an impression of lightness and grace. On top, a circular tray with a delicate raised edge can be removed to provide access to the storage area beneath.