what ?

Atelier 010 is making a product, which is designed to fail.


Within the setting of a coffee bar we supply a part of the furnishing: coffee tables made of sugar. Several of these tables are made available for the guests to use.


The table is design to fail with the first minutes our hours of use. When somebody spills a drop of hot liquid on it, it simply melts. It melts a hole, or melts the whole table.

The broken down tables are swiped together, the parts are then crushed into small crystals again and reused for producing new tables. Production, use, resourcing and again production are all done within one space.


Atelier 010 has developed this table in collaboration with the Technical University of Delft.