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Coffee Table & Runner

The Pegu coffee table is a combination of observations from time spent with the Pegu family in North Assam.

The action of the integrated table runner was derived from the function of the open clay fireplace at the heart of a traditional Mishing house. The fireplace works both as the primary cooking station, as well as the gathering place for family and guests.

To transform this fireplace after cooking, the use of water and some swift hand movements allow the unfired clay to absorb the ash and spilt food and reverts the surface to a smooth, clear & presentable state to allow the family and guests to sit round eating and socialising.