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Branch by Marc van der Voorn is Engineered to Challenge the Eye

 - Oct 6, 2011
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There is always a new way to build with old materials, and Branch by Marc van der Voorn demonstrates this. The dining table may embody a vaguely medieval aesthetic, but its execution is calculated and contemporary.

The designer achieves a bit of a balancing act in the composition of the object as well as in its assembly. No two pieces of wood touch each other, the same goes for the primary steel components, and the overall form of the furnishing seems to rest lightly on the level European oak surface.

Looking at it from the side, the kitchen table has a weightless appearance, despite the density of the board on top. The black metal detailing gives Branch by Marc van der Voorn an industrial elegance so that the piece can complement a wide range of interior themes.