CARRÉ MAGIQUE
DESIGN: JEAN-LOUIS BERTHET AND DENIS VASSET

One must try to offer power a framework in which it is to be exercised in quiet, serenity and thoughtfulness. What better structure for housing the foundations of politics, economics, business or even education than the stable, solid and permanent square?
Within its strict limits, the square evokes the secret of occult power. There is strength, assertiveness, compared to the capricious triangle and the airy circle. The square is all about earth, material, limitation. Different yet complementary are the circle or sphere as they escape into the sky, into infinity, into universality.

Even more mysterious, magic squares contain a virtual power. They are considered to be older than science. It is said that God himself created these magic squares and initiated Adam and his prophets, saints and wise men.

We offer graphical variations of the same text, from a sandblasted background to "blotting paper" writing (printing upside down) to a small text centred on the table. Combining various models makes for an interesting effect.

The magic square is the only text that can be read in all directions: from left to right and right to left, from top to bottom and from bottom to top. This series of coffee tables makes the most of this magic trick as you can either read the message directly or through its shadow projected onto the ground.

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