20th Century Design Variations: Side Table/Night Stand

For my project, I will be creating a side table with laser etched circuit board designs. The aesthetic I am going for is minimalism meets electronics.

The 3 20th Century design variations I decided to sketch were De Stijl, Bauhaus, and Art Deco.

For De Stijl, the side table needed to be very colorful with mostly primary colors and a black frame. The material would most likely be painted wood with a semigloss finish. I decided to replace the drawers I was originally planning with planks that slid underneath the furniture.


The Bauhaus style drove me towards a curved metallic frame with a basket instead of a drawer. The metal would most likely be silver and the top would be an almost matte dark maroon color.


The Art Deco piece would be a solid black base with curved supports up to the top of the table. The the finish would most likely be semigloss. I wanted my drawer to be curved like the supports as well.


Previous Post
20th Century Design Movements: Bamboo Fly Rod
Next Post
Construction Timeline

4 Comments. Leave new

  • Katherine Yarnell
    May 6, 2017 1:00 pm

    I like the three designs you sketched out. They are all very different, it’s crazy to think how much a design changes depending on the aesthetic you decide to design with. I like the De Stijl night stand.

  • Ethan Rejto
    April 5, 2017 8:01 pm

    Three nice designs, I like the De Stijl one the best. Do you feel that you are going to be able to work these design into your final product? They do not seem too complicated so I think they are very reasonable to include as an aesthetic for your final design!

  • Alexander Lien
    April 5, 2017 6:48 pm

    The De Stijl night stand is super rad! The plank idea for that aesthetic is really neat – if you do go down that road it might be in your interest to make sure those planks are at different heights so they don’t knock items off one another. It could also be important to have those planks lock into place otherwise any items on the planks could fall off the shelf as it moves.

  • I like your idea for the De Stijl night stand. It would be convenient to have a counter that could extend or shrink to the size that I needed based on the available space. For the Bauhaus style, I don’t think that it would have a curved basket since it usually has a boxy appearance,but the maroon color might fit well since Bauhaus uses brickwork.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.