Materials: Solid Oak, Wenge
Description: Built out of solid durmast oak with inserts and feet in Wenge: under the broad plane (133 x 73 cm), you have misaligned rectangular frames, connected by shelves put at different heights to offer a space in which to store books or little objects. This Disquadro lounge table has clean, linear shapes, great stability and even greater versatility.
Finishes: acrylic clear paint.
Prizes: Receives a special mention at the “Young & Design” prize of 2013.
The Ebonist tale:
“The Disquadro lounge table and the Versatile cabinet are cousins. I started by thinking that I actually needed a table for my house. I already built the top of it and in my free time, I kept thinking about the structure that had to sustain it. It was 2013 and one day, browsing the internet, I discovered that the terms for the Young & Design prize had almost expired: the year before I had brought them the Libreria. I had only two weeks left to present them with the project.
I thought: “I have to finish the table!”
At the time, I was working on a series of projects: two independent modules that could be combined. Those also had ropes to hold up the shelves (one was Versatile). I thought about using this idea to finish our TV cabinet. The modules where three in total.
While I was thinking about how to finish the table, I noticed the shortest one of the three. I would have fit perfectly under the lounge table. This element was a rectangular frame with a certain depth, so I thought about splitting it in two asymmetrical shapes. I put them under the table, a bit far from one another, and started experimenting.
I moved the two squares lengthwise under the table, one facing the other. The two squares where off each other axis. From that the name “Disquadro” (Un-Square).
I connected the two squares with two shelves at different heights, put feet under them and took pictures just in time to enter the “Young & Design” Prize. You already know how that went for me…