Gaufrette au Barcelone by Manolito & Manolita

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Drawing inspiration from the French chocolate wafer confection (gaufrette au chocolat), the two architects behind Barcelona-based studio Manolito & Manolita present a design for coffee table that celebrates sustainability and reuse of materials. Similar to the delectable synergy of chocolate and coffee, Gaufrette au Barcelone fuses restored wooden panels for a luxurious look of alternating bands of brown and tan that mimic the sweet delight. The layers include wood, MDF, chipboard, and plywood of varying thicknesses for both the cubic version and the rectangular one. Each unique in its composition, the table is easily mobile on its rubber casters, while retaining a hint of modern with its polished iron front.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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