In the 1950s, kidney tables experienced a great popularity. In contrast to the organic forms of this era, Max Bill's "Dreirundtisch", created around 1949/50, exuded remarkable rigor and precision. Its design is based on the construction of three intertwined circles that define its geometric form.
The "Three Round Table" marks a high point in Max Bill's efforts for design reform. His famous formula "beauty from function and as function" became the guiding principle of his work. With this formula, he broke with the strict conception of functionalism by placing the forms of everyday objects in a broader context with nature and art. He confronted serial everyday objects with craft and technical objects, and in the process he created the "three-round table".
This table bears the mark "wb form" and was designed by Max Bill in 1949. The table top is made of linoleum, while the legs are made of solid maple and painted in natural color. Max Bill "three-round table" represents not only an outstanding example of modern design, but also his philosophy, which combines beauty and function, emphasizing the importance of form in design.