The new informal
by Fabian Peters | 11/1/2018
Will we still work at desks in future? That was one of the many questions asked at Orgatec 2018 in Cologne. We review the trade fair.
With this range of side tables, Jean-Marie Massaud has designed three collections in one. The Ilary collection comprises different heights, shapes and constructions. It is a language of finishes and materials, used to create effects and combinations which are always diverse and coherent.
Solid ash base for the two rectangular and round low tables, both 35 cm tall. The top is in semi-glossy Grigio Roma marble, chosen by Poltrona Frau for its particular warm grey grain which harmonises with the Havana brown ash finish of the wood. The smooth design has rounded corners and softened lines both on the top and the crosspieces. The lower shelf is in black painted birch plywood.
Material variations in the two round side tables, available in heights of either 48 or 68 cm. The polished and burnished steel base has a natural simplicity and a fluidity of colour which combine elegantly with the top upholstered in Cuoio Saddle Extra leather. The lower table is also available with a Grigio Roma marble top. In all of the versions the lower shelf is in black painted steel.
The monolithic side table that completes the collection is sculpted entirely from Grigio Roma marble with a semi-glossy finish. The top is round and the 55 cm high support is characterised by a striking handle-groove that makes it easy to move the side table. An invisible steel frame unites the two elements.
|Table finish||table with column base|
|Table top shape||rectangular|
|Colors||shades of grey|
shades of brown