The E8 table is based on an observation of an impromptu composed piece of war time furniture that ended up as a dining table. The long and narrow format allows it to be used as an every-day work and kitchen table, where temporary items such as laptops or paperwork can easily sidestep during meal times. With its overhangs it serves as a twelve person dining table. The contrast between natural timber and colour emphasises the two-dimensional character of the top surface and its quality as a worktop. All surfaces except the top are coloured, using a staining technique that offers saturated and bright colours, while ensuring that the natural texture of the wood remains visible. Unlike lacquer, which scratches off easily, this method allows the table to wear gracefully over time while maintaining the character of the material.
Corresponding to the E8 Table, the E8 Bench is designed alongside the same language. However it is deliberately created to work well as a stand-alone piece in its own right, which is why it does not have the overhangs of the table.
E8 is available in a broad set of colours, including different shades of cold and warm grey and several spot colours. The range of the E8 Table varies from 1200mm to 2600mm length, the E8 Bench comes in a wooden version and is also available lightly upholstered in fabric and leather.
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