The only thing might be missing from this design is a built-in speaker that pops every time you pull out the cork. Hyeonil Jeong, a freelance designer based in New York, is responsible for this quirky furniture design. With a quick glance, there are a two obvious things to love about this table: 1) It's extremely easy to put together, and 2) it's just as simple to take apart. (The designer's website says it takes less than a minute to assemble.) There are no screws, tools or glue needed for assembly—it's all held together with a well-fit cork and a little bit of faith in the good old law of gravity.
While the ease of putting it together is one advantage, the design is another. The clip legs are made of plywood (making them relatively easy to paint or finish). The cork stopper-turned-centerpiece would make a great storage spot for any notes and other push-pinnable objects.
A lot of the time, it's pretty obvious when a furniture design focuses more on convenience than aesthetic, but not in this case. It's one of those pieces that would fit just as well in a high-end showroom as it would in a modest studio apartment.
Erika is the editorial assistant at Core77. When she isn't covering design, you can find her writing about music, food, and healthy living habits. But mostly music. She also has a strong affinity for hedgehogs, bowling, and bands with goofy names.