Designer Hayo Gebauer envisions functionality and aesthetics around modern ways of living. Using industrial design as a means to create imaginative, long-lasting objects.
German-born Hayo Gebauer is a Berlin-based industrial designer specialized in furniture, lighting and products. He founded the studio after obtaining a master’s degree from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2016.
Gebauer’s Penrose Table is a large dining table in wood and glass. The design was inspired by the geometric research of mathematician Roger Penrose and his famous impossible triangle. Depending on the point of view, the legs overlap or blend to form shapes with 3, 4, or 5 legs. The glass top (clear of neon pink) shows the solid wood base assembled with traditional tenon and mortise technique. The result is a sculptural piece with brutalist inspirations enriched with luxurious finishes and the natural beauty of noble materials.
The design was inspired by the geometric research of mathematician Roger Penrose and his famous impossible triangle.
The rich solid wood is stained in soft orange, pale pink, and dark blue in the colour version. The result is a powerful yet subtle piece, true to the designer conceptual vision. The natural version is more toned down and uses 3 variations of the wood: bleached, oiled, and black stained for a softer and quieter colour palette.
Gebauer designed the table for Parisian brand La Chance. The design company produces furniture, lighting, accessories, rugs and wallpaper with a strong and distinctive style. La Chance is known for giving a contemporary interpretation of the ornamental and decorative French furniture tradition rooted in the Art Deco period. La Chance collections share a sophisticated, rich and singular design based on noble materials. It is a come back to a warm and uninhibited luxury, breaking away from cold and conceptual design.