Rectangular oak table
Jasper Morrison is a star on the international design scene, but his approach to and views on design have much in common with the understated Scandinavian design tradition. The same can be said of the new dining table called Taro, he has designed for Fredericia.
Throughout Frederica’s long history, wood has been worked to perfection and still forms one of the main centrepieces of the company’s furniture production. Therefore Jasper Morrison proposed designing a dining table in solid, knotless oak.
Fredericia wanted to produce a solid wood dining table with a minimum of wastage using valuable prime-grade oak. The tree is often more than 150 years old when felled, and there was a wish on both sides to take as responsible an approach as possible to the way in which the table should be produced.
This resulted in longitudinal machined grooves along every third stave of the table surface, so that the table is in effect divided into 18 cm wide sections. This optical reference to traditional plank tables makes it possible to use narrower staves for the table top, thereby minimising the offcuts which are otherwise unavoidable when producing wide, knotless planks.
Taro has been designed in three sizes to meet the needs of different rooms.
Taro is Jasper Morrison’s take on a dining table that seeks to continue the heritage of Børge Mogensen’s iconic shaker tables. A table created from the same solid materials and with the same strong focus on its daily function and use, whether in the kitchen, the dining room or the living room. A natural gathering point for meals, inspiring conversations or festive get-togethers. A table which patinates naturally and elegantly, and which can withstand daily wear thanks to the hard structure of the oak.