Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Button Wednesday : Button Tables

It is Wednesday again, so it's BUTTON DAY on my blog. It would be great if you could do the same; make your Wednesday a button day too. Have you seen a lovely, beautiful, stunning, crazy button or button-related thingy, or did you make something with a button / buttons, or did you even make buttons yourself, blog about it on your blog on Wednesday, and give the link here via Mister Linky at the end of this post.

Last year I blogged about button stools and button chairs; so, today the button table gets its turn. I am starting with the Twine Table of the Swedish wis design group for Casamania. This table is inspired by one of the oldest ways of attaching one object to another – with a needle and thread. The wire is twined through the table top, and becomes legs as well as upholding the construction.

The second one is the Button Table by Olga Prozorova and is part of the ArtFuture Design School installation. Olga uses the traditional Russian form of the Matryoshka doll as the table legs and as the thread in a table-sized button. It also offers a storage function inside the dolls.

Then I found this lovely Button Children's Table by Onur Müştak Çobanlı. This is not an ordinary button, it is a metal jeans button. The mid part could be both used as a storage and to throw things to; there is a buffer so that nothing falls there by mistake.
The next Button Children Table is also from Onur Müştak Çobanlı and is inspired by a chef jacket button.

The next one is a lovely Button Table from Lainy Vroom at the LISP Bazaar Shop.

And I found some tables decorated with buttons. First the beautiful garden table "Joans Button's" by Helen Nock. Slate, lead, copper, mother of pearl buttons (from a collection of her mother that gave it it's title) on a weathering forged iron base; copper wire is threaded through the buttons imbedded amidst cold-formed lead spirals.

A lovely button table seen and photographed by Bruce Sterling at the Milan Furniture Fair 2010.

Great button table seen and photographed by Dan Loda at the Uptown in Oakland in 2007.

A great Button Mosaic Coffee Table from Jo Thorpe Mosaic at Folksy.

And last but not least a great tutorial of how to transform an old table with buttons (click on the pictures to go to the tutorial).

!!!!!!!!!! If you have something for The Button Wednesday, give Mister Linky your name and the link to your button post !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Annemiek - TwoTrees said...

Brilliant love the first one, so simpel.

Kitty Ballistic said...

I love the buttony tables, especially the mosaic one, and the last one with the tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

BHB Kidstyle said...

That green button table would do just fine for me. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love buttons and now I NEED to have myself a button table! I especially love the outdoor table with the mother of pearl buttons.

Erna Price said...

Oh, I love the Button Mosaic Coffee Table!!

Unknown said...

Wow that slate and lead one is sublime beyond belief! Again all of them are really cool and I am amazed at your unique finds!

baahar said...

Wow, the green one looks beautiful !

Unknown said...

wow! I love the first table! I have just done one on chairs - will go and check yours out too!

Greet said...

gosh, where do you keep finding these? the tables are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Loving all the button tables. Great blog ....thank you:-)
You might like this button work too!

shopgirl said...

Wow! These are so cool! I love the blue one.

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