The image of aluminium tables conjures either a conventional and cost-effective product or a contemporary industrial-style design. However, Pelle's product boldly defies both of those categories. The New York City-based studio dared to experiment in the name of transcending repetitiveness in design. The goal was not only to create a stylish product but also to come up with "innovative manufacturing and hand craftsmanship [techniques]."
Unlike most traditional or modern aluminium tables, Pelle's version pays particular attention to balance and precision. The low-lying silhouette of the piece features "solid aluminium that [was] milled to a tolerance of one-thousandth of an inch." To bind it, the studio utilized "traditional Japanese joinery techniques."
Dubbed the DVN Table, the furniture piece is essentially "held together by friction."
Image Credit: Dezeen