gradient matter is a small design and ideas-driven practice based in San Francisco, California and led by Andrei Hakhovich. One of their great designs is a Branching Table. “While I has developing the Branching table I thought about the relationships of one person to another as they will sit across each other, tension, attraction, repulsion, connection. I wanted to reveal it all, I had a desire to map the unseen. Part of table geometry was inspired by growing forces in trees and traditional Japanese joinery. Made from local walnut and plyboo veneer with plexiglass inserts. Two materials were joined with wood lap joints without use of hardware.” If you like this table – you can always buy it here.