“Find-a-leaf” Table inspired by the story “The last leaf” by O.Henry for the TALES AND TABLES CONTEST, 4th edition of Cappellini Design Contest.
Idea of my table “Find a leaf” based on the story by O.Henry called “The last leaf”. This is a story about a young woman named Johnsy. As winter approached and the weather got colder, Johnsy became ill with pneumonia. She got so sick that she believed that when the last leaf fell from the vine outside her window, she would die. An old artist, named Behrman, who lived in the same building as the girl, braved a storm one night to paint a leaf on the wall - a leaf that would never fall. Cold and wet from painting in the icy rain, he caught pneumonia and died. This gave Johnsy the hope to survive her illness, and it also created the masterpiece Behrman had always dreamed of painting. I created a round table with the pattern on the top which consist of a lot of abstract flowers which are almost similar but there is one leaf between them which is different. My main idea was to create a table which people could use like a some kind of a game “Find-a-leaf”. In our times we use so much our gadgets, smartphones and others which we use all the time even when we meet our friends and othe persons in general. I wanted to draw attention of the people aroun the table whith a game and to help them to communicate and to start to discuss something together. A philosophical idea of the progect is about stimulus. I think that any person need something or someone to be inspired. Like for Johnsy her last leaf was an incentive to live, for anyone exists something so important which makes a desire to live, to create, to develop, to become better day by day. We just must to find our personal “The last leaf” which is particular for everyone but if we find it ones, we will always have a sence in life.