London studio Doshi Levien extols the significance of small details with its Roopa collection of tables for Arper. Exploring the contrast between material and finish – a concept Doshi Levien first applied to the brand’s Shaal sofa – the Roopa tables combines a high-gloss, semi-translucent glass top with a matte-finished MDF base.
This clashing of elements is both playful and sophisticated, and even more pronounced through the four monochromatic colourway options available – Warm Grey, Midnight Blue, Forest Green and Jaipur Pink – which also complement the hues of Shaal. Each table’s surface displays a subtle transition between the glossy and matte with a tidy bevel.
Roopa is available as a low round coffee table with three legs – which are angled slightly askew for a low-key sculptural effect – and as a smaller side table with rectangular surface held up by a slender pedestal and round base plate.
Made from FSC-certified and European-sourced MDF, the tables can be fully disassembled for recycling at end of life.