Birds may not often be associated with coffee tables, but for Agnieszka Przewoźna, a designer from Poznan, Poland, there isn’t any better inspiration. Przewoźna’s Buzzard table was inspired by the wings of the bird, and the result is a sleek, modern piece that takes the style level of any living room to new heights.
Buzzard is designed so that each person has his/her own space, and doesn’t have to worry about nudging neighbors. The 19.7-inch (50 cm) table offers an individual “countertop” for each guest, separated by an angular storage area that can easily house books, newspapers, and the like.
The designer notes that a taller version of the table would be ideal for a dining room, where family and friends can share a meal together, but still have their own space and not risk bumping elbows.
The table is made from ash wood, but Przewoźna says that its construction provides opportunities for it to be made from other materials, such as steel.
The young designer completed her studies at Poznan’s University of Arts in 2013. She originally sought a career of a more political nature, with ambitions of becoming president, but then remembered her childhood passion for art and changed direction.
She worked for two years as a volunteer assistant at Furniture Design Studio II and Bionics Laboratory, and her pieces were featured in the Poznan Fair exhibition, and the International Contest Make Me! Exhibition at Łódź in 2011. For that festival, Przewoźna presented Multiplo, an armchair that doesn’t require any glue or fastenings, and can be assembled without tools.
The designer creates works that she’s passionate about, and keeps several things in mind when creating her work, saying: “I particularly care about aesthetics and form, bearing in mind the extremely important functionality aspect. I find fulfillment in difficult projects and my dream is to have a project where I could let my imagination run wild. I love what I am doing, and for sure I will not desire to become the president.”