Inspiration from sci-fi ‘Inception’ movie brought this table to reality and the result is something of beauty
For those of us who watched the movie, Inception, it would be so easy to describe the visual aspects of a mind-bending city, the streets folding up right in front of us. Inception, produced in 2010, is a science fiction thriller loaded with special effects, including the memorable mind-bending scenes such as the illustrious city-bending scene. Deriving his inspiration from this scene, one talented designer, Stelios Mousarris has created an visually stunning dining table, with a base that appears to have the whole city streetscape folding onto itself in a striking curve of wood.
The Cyprus-based designer creatively combined pieces of contrasting organic elements with a mixture of steel, wood, as well as man-made objects to come up with the incredible dining table that is known as Wave City Dining Table. The first piece in the collection by Mousarris, and also inspired by the city-bending scene, is known as The Wave City Coffee Table, introduced earlier this year.
Stelios uses 3D technology to structure the dining table with some of the most enduring visuals you will ever see on furniture. The technology that is used in this table is akin to the mesmerizing technology used in structuring the Abyss Table that artistically mimics the layers at the deep end of an ocean.
“I was not only inspired by the movie Inception, but also by waves from the ocean,” admits Stelios.
He also admits that this incredible table derived part of its inspiration from that catastrophic tsunami that hit Japan in 2011.
The table follows conceptual art and drawings that are then brought together with the lightweight 3D-printed buildings that are carefully glued into their respective places so as not to interfere with the table’s perfect balance. The skyscraper buildings look as if they are defying gravity before part of the landscape eventually folds back into a continuous and meticulous curve. The intricacy of the delicate structures situated throughout the wooden curved base are juxtaposed against the solid surface piece of rectangular glass, making for a visually unique and stunning piece.