British furniture brand Vitsœ has relaunched an injection-moulded plastictable originally designed by German industrial designer Dieter Rams in 1962.
The 621 Side Table was designed to showcase the practical and aesthetic properties of plastic.
Rams regularly promoted the use of plastic in his products for Vitsœ and electronics brand Braun, and described it as a "noble and long-living material."
Having been out of production since the 1980s, the table is manufactured by injection-moulding plastic into a form that gives it inherent structural rigidity.
Two sizes are being produced, which can be purchased separately or combined as a nested pair.
The tables are available in off-white or black with surfaces hand-painted to give them a textured surface that provides durability and anti-static properties.
Rams has added adjustable feet to the new versions, which enable the product to perform better when used on uneven surfaces.
It can also be turned on its side so one end slides under a chair or sofa and the other becomes the table surface.
Vitsœ was granted the exclusive worldwide licence to produce many of Dieter Rams' furniture designs in 2012, and last year it relaunched an upholstered armchair that was also created in 1962.
Here's some more information from Vitsœ:
New licence, new table production
Vitsœ continues to build on its exclusive worldwide licence for Dieter Rams's original furniture designs by adding the 621 Side Table to its growing furniture collection. The table – injection-moulded in Britain – will be available from March 2014.
The table was originally designed by Rams in 1962 along with his 620 Chair Programme. It was last produced in the 1980s and is typical of Rams's constant quest – at Braun and Vitsœ – to elevate plastic, as he has said, to a "noble and long-living material."
The detailed form of the table is quintessential Rams and has been displayed in museums worldwide, often in its innovative Rams-designed packaging. The table is hand-painted with a distinctive textured finish to give both durability and an anti-static surface.
Available in two sizes and two colours (black and off-white), the table can be turned on its end to slide over a sofa. Its simple modular design allows it to sit alone or be combined as a group to satisfy a surprising range of uses in the home or office. Not only a side table, coffee table or bedside table, it is excellent as the there-when-needed table.
In addition, the table is now delivered with adjustable feet which have been designed by Rams to realise his original desire that uneven surfaces should be overcome easily.
The competitive price and worldwide online availability directly from Vitsœ ensure that more people will be able to embrace Vitsœ's ethos of living better, with less, that lasts longer.