Gerrit Rietveld’s Buffet Table Recreated With 25,000 LEGO Bricks

LEGO Buffet (Images courtesy MINALE MAEDA &
By Andrew Liszewski

Here’s a handy tip! Can’t afford to buy, or having trouble finding a classic piece of iconic furniture? Why not build it out of LEGO instead? That wasn’t the intentions of Kuniko Maeda and Mario Minale from Dutch-based design shop MINALE MAEDA when they built this full-scale replica of Gerrit Rietveld’s ‘Buffet’ table, but a good idea is a good idea. Instead, 5 of the tables were commissioned by droog for the Design Miami/Basel 2010 show that runs from June 15-19.

LEGO Buffet (Images courtesy MINALE MAEDA)

If I didn’t know better (and when it comes to furniture I don’t) it almost looks like the original Buffet table was made out of LEGOs or some manner of building block toy. And if LEGO ever creates a building block with a wood grain texture, this would almost be a perfect reproduction.

[ MINALE MAEDA – LEGO Buffet ] VIA [ designboom ]