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The mosaiced table finds its inspiration in the element 'water'. There is an extraordinary crypt from the 10th century in the Basilica of San Francesco in the Italian city Ravenna, where the mosaiced floor is always under water. This striking place and its changed water level lead to the idea of immersing mosaics in transparent resin and exploiting the space of the floor.

 

The table is made from handcrafted chestnut wood, nut wood, an old drawer from the 19th century and old legs in nut wood from the end of the 18th century, which are immersed in transparent resin. Each table leg is different though. We used the same quantity of liquid resin for each leg but as the legs are very old, every single wooden leg absorbed the liquid resin differently. The quality of the wooden leg becomes concretely visible in this way.

 

Furthermore, we substituted the wooden bottom of the antique drawer with a transparent plexiglass plate in order to immerse mosaics in resin. This transparent and colorful mosaic design on the bottom of the drawer refers to the Romanesque period and can be observed through the glass on the tabletop but also as a reflection onto the floor when the light above is turned on.

 

Used materials: drawer from the 19th century, old nut and chestnut wood, epoxy resin, glass, transparent and colored plexiglass

Dimensions: cm L 171 x D 70 x H 78,5 | unique editions: 7 + 1 a.p.