MARIONET table by Simon Busse

German designer Simon Busse designed his Marionet side table in 2012 for Swiss manufacturer Mox. It won the imm Interior Innovation Award 2012. Busse began his creative career as a product design assistant in 1997. He went on to study Industrial Design at the Estate Academy of Applied Arts in Stuttgart, graduating in 2005.

Made of steel, oak and rubber, the table is solid only when all of the parts come together and held together by a strong elastic band in the centre that pulls the pieces together. No time spent with screws and nails… just joints and threads that hold together the table like a marionette. If one of the components is missing, the table collapses.



Three flat wooden legs form the basis and are brought into position by a connective element. A hook on the top side of the connective element holds a coloured elastic band – the marionette’s string. The band runs through the wooden legs towards a tabletop and turns into a carrying handle on the upper side. In order to lock this fragile structure, the tabletop is bevelled downwards, the legs are kept in position and the entire table stands firmly.



Available from Connox for €387.00


Having worked in design for the past decade, Daniel started as a discussion of timeless, modernist product design. Trained as a graphic designer, he also has an avid interest in typography. You can follow him on Twitter @ateliertally.