Food & Home

Obsessing: The 621 Side Table


It’s not every day that Vitsoe, the only company with an exclusive worldwide license to produce legendary industrial designer Dieter Rams’ furniture, launch a new product. We’re long-time admirers (and adopters) of the modular shelving system so our ears pricked up when we heard they’d be adding Rams’ 1962 design, the 621 Side Table, to their tightly-edited repertoire. Elegantly minimal in black or off-white (and nicely affordable, too), these tables are the perfect gateway drug to the rest of the world of Vitsoe: One can stand alone as a side table, in a group as a coffee table, on its side over the couch, or nested with its smaller version as a set of occasional tables. Rams made a few key updates to the original for the re-issue (should you own an archival pair)—they’re now made out of recycled plastics, and he added some always-intended adjustable feet, which keep the tables centered on uneven floors.