Revival vs. Innovation
by Fabian Peters | 4/25/2019
The grand review: These are the trends and highlights of this year's Milan furniture fair.
The Naan table expresses a sort of double essence: an extremely delicate appearance but with a decisive solidity to its frame. Piero Lissoni deliberately highlights the austerity of its form. The ultra light rectangular tabletop is only 10 mm thick. It posed a stimulating challenge for Cassina, which drew from its extensive woodworking experience, blending artisan tradition and a modern industrial approach. From living rooms to meeting rooms, Naan adds a discrete yet distinctive personality. Its essence is enriched by smoked oak. In this innovative process wood is subjected to high temperatures, granting it extreme resistance (to humidity as well) and a dark finishing, which, unlike traditional varnishes that provide a flatter and more artificial effect, preserves the wood while leaving its natural grain fully visible. More durable and compact, the wood is practically transformed into fossil. The heat-induced colouration penetrates the fibres deeply, thus remaining unaltered over time. Naan is available in two versions: extendable or non-extendable.
|Length||2400 mm / 2400 - 3400 mm|
|Table finish||four-legged table|
|Table top shape||rectangular|
|Colors||shades of brown|