The charm and beauty of solid wood furnishings and craftsmanship will never ever turn into obsolete, irrespective of the newest technologies and innovation concerning supplies. That’;s the principle on which Italian manufacturer L’;Ottocento (The Nineteenth Century) base their entire style and production, be it for their kitchens or complements. As the name of the firm suggests, the accent is set on classic carpentry strategies, where wood joinery is selected over metal screws and components. Even so, contemporary mechanisms and components are integrated whenever they can add aesthetic or functional worth. The Compass and The Tenth table are excellent examples of the pleased marriage among tradition and innovation. The Compass table is created of strong ash wood and has as unique function the reality that its height is adjustable from 78 cm, the regular height of a dining table, to 85 and/or 90 cm, the height of a working top. The adjustment of the height is attainable by manually turning the 2 locks at the articulations of the legs. The rod connecting the two leg structures, in the shape of an endless screw, brings a modern interpretation of the screw bench. The beauty of this design and style is enhanced by the use of Perspex or added-clear glass for the table leading, which reveals the structure from various angles.
The Tenth table takes its name from the distinctive position of its legs. Entirely produced of Canaletto walnut, this table is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. The whole base is created by simple wood interlocking, and is entirely free of screws or metal components. The thickness of the wood, the cleanliness of the lines and the precision of the joints define the style of this table. It could come from the rooms of an ancient castle, and yet it fits so naturally any contemporary atmosphere. An additional proof that great design and style is timeless! It can be made entirely in walnut, and in this case its weight and dimensions make it appear noble and impressive. The glass-top version appears lighter, a lot more modern due to the mix of components, and the aesthetics of the joinery of the base receive a new dimension.