Whether it's a panel of wood, a slab of stone or a sheet of metal, people are accustomed to having one -- or no more than a few -- solid pieces of material to form the flat surface of their tables. The Tessera Table breaks this convention with a unique artisan design that combines an unexpected trio of materials.
Marc Baroud's supportive structure is manufactured from crisscrossing copper brackets that form the four legs and an X-shaped horizontal configuration on top. This firm frame is stiff enough to hold a flimsier element above it, which is exactly the case here. A large cut of tanned brown leather is used as a sort of tablecloth with a mosaic of small walnut squares adhered to its upper side. This is simply draped over of the Tessera Table's structure to make an unusual but effective tabletop.
The Tessera Table is Not Solid, but Formed from a Timber Mosaic
1. Multi-material Furniture - Designers can explore new possibilities by combining unexpected materials in furniture making, such as copper brackets, leather and wood mosaics.
2. Artisanal Table Design - There is an opportunity to create unique and visually stunning tables by incorporating artisanal design techniques and techniques in table manufacturing.
3. Non-solid Tabletops - Table design can be re-imagined by exploring non-solid tabletop options that offer unique aesthetics as well as functionality.
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Furniture manufacturers can experiment with new materials and designs to create unique pieces that stand out in a crowded market.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can leverage the trend towards artisanal, handcrafted furniture with multi-materials to create unique and personalized spaces for their clients.
3. Artistic Furniture Design - Artistic furniture designers can push the boundaries of traditional furniture design by experimenting with unconventional materials and techniques to make pieces that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.