Designer and welder Ross Fiersten was not impressed with the current state of nesting tables. Most were “functional, but not that exciting to look at when they’re nested,” he says. (Fiersten and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Hayes, owners of the South Side firm Metal+Works, design and create furniture and architectural pieces with metal, and count Holly Hunt among their clients.) So he designed his own, called the Terrace Nesting Tables ($1,170 for the set), inspired by beautiful terraced farms he saw ten years ago while traveling in Nepal. Irregular edges allow the powder-coated steel tables to show their colors in different configurations when they’re partially or totally nested. And they look pretty cool on their own, as well. Shown here in canary yellow, gray, and brown, they come in several other colors by special order. All are suitable for outdoor use. Available at Post 27, 1819 W. Grand Ave., 312-829-6122; post27store.com.
Photograph: Kacper Skowron