Backenzahn™ Side Table

Designed by Philipp Mainzer for e15

Made in Germany

The original Backenzahn™ Side Table designed in 1996 by e15 founder and architect Philipp Mainzer is a modern design classic. Crafted in Germany, this side table with flat top is offered in oiled European oak or walnut. For its signature form and detail, the center of the tree is used. During the seasoning of the wood, the legs form their characteristic cracks, making every stool unique.

  • Use as a side table or a seat
  • Delivered as one piece

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e15 backenzahn side table in situ

A Design Classic

An identifiable icon, Backenzahn™ resides in multiple permanent museum collections the world over.

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e15 backenzahn side table in situ
e15 backenzahn side table in situ
e15 backenzahn side table in situ
two e15 backenzahn side tables in situ


Backenzahn™ Side Table designed by Philipp Mainzer for e15 functions as a side or occa­sional table or as an impromptu seat. The table features a struc­ture of four legs that have been joined together. Each of the legs has been artic­u­lated as a sepa­rate element—the narrow gap between posts creates a simple geometric pattern at the top.


  • Solid wood in three finishes
    • Oiled European oak
    • Oiled walnut
    • European oak with matte, tannin black finish (25-year anniversary edition)
e15 backenzahn side table matte black oak

Matte-Black Finish

e15 backenzahn side table matte black oak

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About E15

German furniture and lighting brand e15 has established a leading reputation for the pioneering use of solid wood in its purest form. Founded in 1995, e15 was named after the postal code of its first workshop in London. A radical, new simplicity marked the debut of its furniture collection, leaving an indelible mark on the company and the history of modern design. Today, e15 stands for consistent, progressive design coupled with high-grade materials and innovative, handcrafted production methods.

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