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If you tend to need as much extra space as you can get, then this week’s What the. . . ? might be an ideal addition to your living room. What are they? mycreativepath was the first to submit a guess and hers was right. (I’m impressed.) When they’re put away one beneath the other, the tiered levels of these Gianfranco Frattini-designed Cassina stacking low tables appear to be one solid cylinder. One of the coolest aspects of the design is that the laminate tops are reversible. Depending on the day, you can let your mood decide: white or black.

Cassina Nesting Tables - Designer Gianfranco Frattini

Italian designer Frattini started his career in industrial design and is best remembered today as a major player in the Italian design movement of the late 1950s and 60s, as well as for his Boa lamp. If you’ve been looking for a set of tables like these, I found them for sale at 1stdibs.com. For a deeper look at the design of these tables, check out the Cassina gallery on architonic.com.

Don’t forget, we’re always interested to see what strange objects you find. If something sparks your imagination, let us know at designhappens@hgtv.com.

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