Snapshot: One of the more funkier moments of Salone del Mobile this week, was the debut of Israeli architect and designer Samuel Benshalom’s delightful conversation piece, Mad Horse Table.
The limited edition table was on display as part of a larger collective called Talents Design – a design collection/gallery aimed at manufacturing highly limited quantity art/design pieces by leading Israeli designers. In making the table, Benshalom fused two different worlds; the organic and the pragmatic, to deliver an animal-inspired sculpture that additionally functions as a table.
With its gold-hoofed feet, muscled legs and rounded underbelly, the Mad Horse is sure to create a unique sense of dynamism in any interior space. The collection consists of only 18 pieces, all constructed of layered fiber-Glass with resin coating; some with a glossy car paint finish, while others come in matte black.
Although this piece looks like it might get up and run out of your dining room, the table is designed to stay on all fours, be admired, curiously conversed over and functionally dined on.
Photography courtesy of Talents Design