What began during the pandemic with the “Positive Chair” continued with Nancy’s table, which was featured in the exhibition “R for Repair” at the V&A.
The latest piece, originally a side table with carefully crafted veneer work, was discovered at an antiques market and had spent its last years in a London attic. When the owner asked Kobayashi to repair the table, they mentioned that they actually needed a small shelf for their London apartment.
Kobayashi studied the construction of the three-legged table and reassembled the entire piece in a completely new way. When he looked at the finished piece, he recognized the bat-like shape - a table that had transformed into a bat during its time in the attic.