Segment is a new table designed by San Francisco design studio Box Clever that addresses the convergence of life and work.
Inspired by shifting tectonic plates, four slabs of concrete come together to form the structure, leaving a narrow opening between each section that continues down through the legs. This gap creates a functional channel for a unique system of accessories and cord management.
The three accessories designed in tandem with the table, in copper, brass or aluminium, lock securely into the channel and give the impression of floating above the fractured surface. They each have the ability to transform from lifestyle objects to more utilitarian ones with the addition of corresponding top plates.
The brass bowl becomes a convenient perforated tray for workday incidentals and writing utensils. The low copper dish transforms into a pivoting platform for a monitor while the table’s open channel allows cords to be discreetly hidden away. The long polished aluminum tray becomes a dock for a phone and tablet.
Segment’s steel frame is colored a satin grey-blue to emphasize the lines of the channel cutting across the surface and the top sections are custom poured and polished concrete by Oakland-based Concreteworks.