"Octahedron" dining table

While the metal base represents an infinite form, the piece of wood presents just the opposite; revealing a map of history and finite time through its lines of tension and the annual rings.

About Christian Wassmann

Architect and designer Christian Wassmann began his career at a young age in Switzerland. Interested in the intersection between the arts and architecture, his currently New York-based practice (housed in his Studio Christian Wassmann) focuses on the interconnections between art forms. The firm’s ideology is guided by the design principle “form performs function,” rather than the modernist mantra “form follows function.” Influenced greatly by urban life and geometry, Wassman’s designs for site-specific installations, furniture, interiors, and buildings capture the dynamism of his defining mantra. His recent exploration of geometric forms focused on platonic solids, creating five objects (light, table, chair, vase, cushion) that demonstrate how these forms can provide people with the basic everyday needs.

Swiss, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

5 Platonic Objects, R & Company, New York