Italian designer Andrea Ponti pushes the boundaries of minimalism with a new project that takes inspiration from the city of Hong Kong. His latest creation aims to capture the metropolis’s historic industrial buildings by referring to their materials and shapes.

Dubbed “Kanban,” the side table is composed of a smooth concrete base with a sleek steel top, mirroring the many factory-turned-office buildings that line the streets of Hong Kong. A slender steel bar supports the table’s top, creating a floating illusion similar to neon signs that hang throughout Kowloon.

The contrasting materials and volumes certainly create a singular design that is both useful and visually pleasing. Check out the images above and head to Ponti Design’s website to read more about the project.

Words by George Ocampo for Selectism 

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