A chair will always be a chair: Functional sensuality
by Anna Moldenhauer | 4/10/2017
Concealed plastic, retro chic and stackable elegance: the number-one furniture item and its many facets.
Element is a strong, poetic collection including a chair, dining tables, low tables and console tables, designed for Desalto by sensitive, visionary Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka.
The heart of the Element project lies in the single central support for the table, a metal parallelepiped that is reminiscent in its form of the minerals and quartzes found in nature, positioned at a slant, teetering between the base and the top as though almost challenging the laws of gravity. Magically suspended between earth and sky, “the mineral” gives character to a table that goes beyond the mere function of a support surface to take a prominent place as a sculpture in an environment. A project that is particularly complex from the engineering perspective, in which all Desalto’s skill and experience in the working of metals are expressed.
The Element collection offers an extensive range of items, including dining tables that are rectangular - up to three metres long - round and square in shape, low tables for beside the bed or sofa, bistro tables and a totemic chair of great character, which is also well suited to standing alone.
In the colours black and white, the tables are enhanced by interesting finishes: tops with open-pore oak covering, opaque black glass, rough iron, wax-finished to bring out the imperfection of the surface and mirror polished stainless steel.
|Table finish||table with column base|
|Table top shape||rectangular|
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