The table Amazonas is designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The concept for the Amazonas table series originated when Eero Koivisto saw aerial photographs of the Amazon rain forest where the tree crowns created a dense ceiling. Koivisto wanted the tables to be poetic and thought provoking. Some of the revenue from the Amazonas tables goes to the Children’s Rainforest, a Swedish not-for-profit organization working to preserve the rain forest and animals in Central America. The tables are sold as a set in three different shades of green. They can be placed partly overlapping.
“When I was creating Amazonas I was thinking a lot about environmental issues. As a designer you can try to create an environmentally sustainable quality product that people don’t want to throw away. That’s why Amazonas is a mono-material – in this case steel – that is 100 percent recyclable. In addition, some of the money from every table sold goes to a project to save the rain forests”, says Eero Koivisto.