"The Teak Top Coffee Table" by Meh Shan is constructed from tempered glass, re-claimed teak wood, and recycled wagon wheel sections. The use of these materials creates a balance between light and dark and the point they overlap reflects the bond between past and future. By deconstructing and reinterpreting forms these items go from unusable waste to functional and aesthetic pieces for daily life."
Meet the Designer: Mehdi Shayan "was born in IRAN and he moved to United State in 2006. He has Bachelor of science in interior design from Florida State University and degree in computer science from IRAN. He is passionate about interior design, and that interest led him to work hard in order to accomplish his goals. Currently he is a Graduate interior design student at FSU. Using reclaimed materials and finding a new purpose for otherwise unused or unwanted items that at one time had an important role requires ingenuity and vision. Mehdi’s goal was to embrace the integrity of the reclaimed raw materials and reinterpret each items form and function in an unexpected way."