photo: Jane Dagmi
I don't know.
It's that old story of form meets function.
I love the idea of this simple object inspiring so many people to design.
Metal, glass, plastic, wood, stone, paper, bark, fabric.
You name the material, and I bet someone has made a coaster out of it.
They do make it out of the drawer on occasion for a party,
but I especially like the joy of opening this particular drawer from time to time
to see them waiting there for me.