As a part of our coverage this year, Wanted has taken a dive into the studios, and minds, of Decorex and SA’s premier designers. In discussion with these creators, we asked for designs of their own that continue to inspire them. “I always like to note that design is at all times a collaborative enterprise — to-and-fro between designer, artisan, local service industry and peers involved in the process from conception to fabrication. Design objects, never materialise in a vacuum,” says Anthony Whitaker of hoop.
Whitaker’s favourite designs for hoop are still to come, however, and, in no particular order, these are his favourites, signalling an aspiration beginning for hoop.
The Basis Table
The Basis Table is designed to reflect simple, modest form that follows from its pragmatic construction. The aprons, fixed to the legs at 45 degrees to the top, make material usage more efficient by avoiding the need for long rails on all sides of the table. An added benefit is a slight gain in leg room when seated, a bonus for any tall person. It’s not a loud object, it does its work quietly, but effectively.