Published on : Friday, March 31, 2017
Conviviality and functionality – the new dining tables S 1091 and model S 1092 with an additional leg traverse make a real statement: robust and yet dynamic and open, the long table invites eating, playing, working or just comfortably spending time together. In combination with the matching benches S 1094 and S 1095 (without and with backrest), the generous seat group functions as a versatile communication platform. The wood of the tabletop, seat and backrest, the frames made of bent flat steel and the bentwood elements of the table’s optional leg traverse form a suspenseful and diversified mix of materials.
The long tabletop – available as a solid wood version in ash or oak – is characterised by tapering edges towards its ends and rounded corners. The veneered version has a straight edge. The frame made of thin, bent flat bar steel with a black cast iron finish has an especially lightweight appearance thanks to generous legroom while at the same time providing stability. Designer Randolf Schott was inspired by classic refectory tables that have their origin in the dining halls of monasteries. The design of the optional leg traverse with bentwood elements is a reference to the Thonet tradition. As a practical footrest, it supports a relaxed seating posture that is beneficial for the back. If used as a conference or meeting table, the traverse also serves as a line of discretion. Thanks to its length of 2.5 metres, up to ten people can sit at the table. Due to its width of one metre, the table ends can be used as full seats – without interfering table legs.
The matching bench range (S 1094 and S 1095) or three chairs on each side complete the picture of an inviting table. Formally, the table and benches are connected through the slanted edges of tabletop and seat, which also facilitate taking a seat. Three to four adults or several children easily find space on one bench.
The two bench models S 1094 and S 1095 (without and with backrest) speak the same formal language as the table: the form of the tabletop cut longitudinally in half is found in the basic form of the bench’s seat. The seat elements are also made of solid wood and the bench frame is made of bent flat bar steel, the same materials used for the table. The angled back of the bench S 1094 without backrest provides a secure hold. Various types of leather and cover fabrics from the Thonet portfolio are available for the fully upholstered version of the benches (optional seat and/or backrest).
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