Rest Table

2015   /   Dia: 36” x H: 18”
Solid Beech

In many eastern traditions, floor sitting has been the custom and is still very much a common routine. To lay about and gather around the floor together creates a instant atmosphere of friendliness, breaking down much barriers that inhibit our nature to share our warmth and kindness with not only ourselves but others.  Rest table wishes to share this kind of optimism with its user. A rectangular column rises out of a dished base to form the table.  The base with a raised lip, outlines an area for storage of small items such as a book or a journal. The hope is that on first sight, this little intervention would kindly gesture you over for company.  This grounding quality evidently relaxes our senses and invites us to sit on the ground, providing us a opportunity to be calm and relaxed. 

B. 1992 Taipei, Taiwan. Oscar Kwong Shu Hao is a product designer. His work examines the ritual quality of our everyday objects, with the intention of highlighting its very mundaneness with the resonance of being. To unpack and celebrate their endurance, influence and potential to inspire our spirits. Currently located in Oslo, Norway. For any collaborations or inquiries please feel free to send a message.

2019  —  2021 ECAL Masters of Product Design
2017  —  Bauhaus Lab : Between Chairs
2015  —  2018 Design Residency Harbourfront Center
2010  —  2015 OCADU Bachelor of Industrial Design