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Corocotta Table by Jason Phillips Design

Designed by Jason Phillips Design the Corocotta Table is a concept that employs solid wood end cuts from furniture production and links them together in a twisting configuration that accepts a glass top and can be used as a cocktail table. Measuring 54x30x17”h, the piece is supported by a steel armature that is threaded through the cubes, providing a structurally sound form that defies gravity. The piece was influenced by the story of an ancient warrior. According to several historians, Corocotta was a Cantabrian warrior leader during the 1st century BC. His great achievement was the union of the disperse Cantabri clans in an alliance against the invading Roman armies, to the great exasperation of the powerful empire.

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He fought against Rome from the years 29 BC to 19 BC. The Roman historian Dio Cassius relates the story of this robber who caused numerous difficulties for the Roman Army. Such was his fame that during the campaign of Emperor Augustus in Cantabria from 26-25 BC, a price of 200,000 sestercii was put on his head. To the emperor’s astonishment, none other than Corocotta himself walked into the Roman camp, presenting himself and demanding the reward. In a gesture to Corocotta’s bravery, the Augustus let him go after granting him the money. Beautiful story …and beautiful piece of furniture.

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4 responses to “Corocotta Table by Jason Phillips Design” - Add yours!

  1. August 31, 2010

    Nice design. Would like to see this table in reality. It looks so unstable. But I guess I trust the designer. Nice work!

  2. September 1, 2010

    Amazing design realy it’s amazing nice creative furniture.

  3. Ben said:
    September 2, 2010

    I really dig this table, I’d like to buy it but I can’t get to the products page on Jason Phillips’ website with out being either a furniture retailer or a interior designer.

    Is there any way to view his products somewhere else?

  4. September 25, 2010

    Hi Ben,

    Sorry about the inability to access the Phillips Collection website. It is to the trade only as we are manufacturers selling to a network of distributors. The good news is you can see more at http://www.jasonphillipsdesign.com as well as on http://www.inmod.com

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance,

    Jason

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