A little friend

James van Vossels Beistelltisch 1025 für Thonet

Mar 29, 2016
Photo © Thonet

Von Stahlrohr kann hier definitiv keine Rede sein.

Basically it’s very easy: Three wooden legs mark out an imaginary circle at intervals of 120 degrees each and briefly cross under the small, round table top, on the upper side of which they appear to be perfectly aligned ovals flush with the surface. The grain patterns of the table legs, which taper towards the top and bottom, create an additional graphic effect that contrasts with the table top.

All obvious? The side table bearing the number “1025”, which James van Vossel has designed for Thonet and which is now being exhibited in Milan, certainly appears very elegant, without being too bulky. “The aim”, the designer explains, “was to astound. The playful structure arouses curiosity and gives the side table a sculptural feel – an exhibition piece in your own living room.”

The delightful piece for display in your own four walls is made of solid wood, measures 47 cm in height and 45 cn in diameter and is available in either oak or walnut. (tw)