This elegant and unique table features slumped glass suspended across a contiguous and abstracted alloy surface of diamond-shaped facets. The table's architecture is the result of an asymmetric metal topography of mathematically delineated folds and crevi
ces that create a powerful and sensual curvature. The base of the table is made of a bespoke formula of Tula steel, an historic metal that has been recreated by Meta based upon the analysis of an original and rare piece of Imperial Tula steel from 1780. U
sing the same craftsmen responsible for restoring parts of the Kremlin Palace, the perimeter edge of the metal base is hand-etched with a subtle and sympathetic pattern of incised relief and handfinished using traditional polishing methods to create a vis
ually crisp surface. The undulating troughs and peaks give way to the perception of an arc when the table is viewed from the side, a purposeful refinement by Asymptote reminiscent of the accumulated outlines of the underside of a landscape. This effect se
rves to enhance the overall elegance and ‘lightness' of the piece while also adding a subtly sophisticated visual balance when seen in combination with the intensity of the surface geometry.