Umo offers a timeless appeal to all types of interior design

The essence of good design is visual appeal, but smart design also considers the environment. With this in mind, commercial furniture expert Stylex recently launched a side table constructed from natural materials and designed to last.

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The versatile table, called Umo because of the U, M and O shapes of the construction, works in both residential and commercial settings. It can be used as a side table in living rooms, lounges, work spaces and more. As much art as it is furniture, Umo’s sculpted design is a welcome addition to a wide variety of interior design styles. Each table measures 16 inches high by 14.5 inches wide with a depth of 14.5 inches.

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Umo side table in oak

Brandon Walker of Stylex created the piece, playing with geometry while using the least amount of material waste.

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“In an exercise in minimalism and material purity, we strove to create an ambiguous object that sits between sculptural and functional,” says Walker. “Drawing inspiration from the iconic arches found in a painting by de Chirico, the table’s minimalist, architectural form is both calm and bold.”

The oak and maple side table

Umo is available in three wood options – oak, maple and walnut, each coated with a clear finish to protect the wood while displaying the natural wood grains. It is also available in oak with an opaque black finish.

The Umo side table in walnut and opaque black

In addition, the classic lines are intended to be timeless. Timeless design increases the useful life of the table to avoid furniture waste from fashionable scraps. Durability is also balanced with durability features that have earned Umo Greenguard Gold IAQ certification. Plus, all products are made in the USA

“Umo has a simplicity of design that will help it last for generations. It is not trend specific. Careful consideration was given to the thickness of each wooden piece, to allow for very few disposable materials,” Walker said.

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Images via Stylex