The Ako Modern Side Table is inspired by the 16th century European voyagers who traveled to Japan. This is known in Japanese story as Nanban Trade period under the Sakoku Seclusion Edicts. Portugal wascthe first country entering this trade. It is an ode to great inventiveness, ability and courage. Being more than just a side table, its round hand-painted top slides to reveal a storage space particularly designed to store glasses and a bottle of your favorite beverage. Ako is structured in hand-carved, lacquered wood featuring a polished brass base. This unique piece will perfectly fit in any contemporary living space.