Kumo designed by Damian Williamson, is the small table that is sculptural, decorative and practical. The design is based on the idea of using the space under the top tabletop as an extra place where you can put things. Under the tabletop is a series of small tabletops that almost seem to be floating in the delicate metal frame.
The extra small surfaces makes it possible to always keep everything neat. The table’s name is a reference to shape of the tabletops – ‘Kumo’ means cloud in Japanese. An image of little, floating clouds is conjured up.
Born in London in 1974. He graduated in 1998 from the Department of Product Design at Kingston University London, with his thesis in “advanced materials”. He started his activity working on several design projects, collaborating with some design studios until, in 2004, he founded his design studio based in Stockholm. The office is committed to combining technological research and innovation. His projects are often characterized by a sense of inventiveness and poetic quality. Since 2005 he serves as guest tutor on the Industrial Design course at LTH University Sweden. He has been working for Zanotta since 2010.