It’s easy to assume that objects with such an apparent perfection as the Marrakech tables, were designed out of some profound, almost philosophic pursuit for simplified beauty.
It's gotta be the tiles
Nah. Not really. It started with the Swedish/Finnish design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune designing Moroccan tiles. The tables? They were originally made as props for the premiere exhibition of the tiles.
Art by accident, one might (although a bit blasphemously) say. Well, some accident. The tables, with the simple steel frame and the prominent tiles, are the work of exceptional designers, working without any pressure. The effortless act of genius, the sublime unpretentiousness. Good thing that results are more important than intentions.