WORDS Nadine Botha
Passing the salt has never been easier as the Lazy Susan makes a stylish comeback!
Although we live in a “revival” culture, it’s almost hard to believe that one-time suburban icon the Lazy Susan could make a comeback from the grimy Chinese takeouts it had been relegated to. Invented in the 1800s and known as a dumbwaiter, this rotating table fixture was first referred to as a Lazy Susan in a Good Housekeeping article in 1906. It peaked in the 1950s before slipping into obscurity until, earlier this year, Wallpaper commissioned industrial designers the Rockwell Group to reinvent it. They came up with the Sliding Susan.
In South Africa, three Lazy Susans are available from @home in bamboo or glass – the latter has a pattern that animates when it spins. We think it’s a great way to make the table more interactive.