O-Table By Ola Giertz

March 4, 2015

Ola Giertz has designed the O-Table, a small wood table inspired by the design of antique candle holders and their handles for carrying them around.


Description from the designer:

The O-table is about a small flexible table with inspiration from antique brass candlesticks with their handles. These candlesticks we usually move by inserting our finger into the eye that allows us to smoothly move the candle. This is the idea of a sideboard based on the same concept, a sideboard with a handle that creates a removable and changeable furniture.


The project started after seeing an increasing need for flexible and easily moving tables. We often move from place to place in the room, and for example, sit and drink coffee in our favorite chair before we maybe move to the couch or the bed. Instead of having a table at each place, you can now instead use one table as you move along. The handle makes it easy to grab and creates a firm grip that makes it easy to carry the table with one hand. The bowl-shaped table top prevents items to easy fall off if you happen to shake or bump into anything.


The name of the table comes from the circular shapes that are recurrent in the table top, the rounded legs and the round handle. The handle also breaks the horizontal line in the table top which creates greater dynamism. Together these forms create a soft and graphical furniture with a minimalistic touch.


It is entirely built up of alder wood which color and structure suited well. The project, which was to create flexible and environmentally friendly furniture resulted in this table where the function is in focus. You don’t need several sideboards, you just need to have one that you can carry with you.


Design: Ola Giertz

Photographer: Carl Magnus Johansson