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Molteni TESO

Round Glass and Stainless Steel coffee table

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Molteni

Giussano, Italy
Overview
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TESO

Type

Round Glass and Stainless Steel coffee table

Materials

Glass, Glass and Stainless Steel

Designers
Design Year
2013

Foster+Partners never cease to amaze, this time with a small, highly unusually shaped table. The low Teso table is the successor to the award-winning Arc table and shares a similarly experimental approach to materials and production methods. The table’s base is formed by a robotic arm, which is used to press and twist a perforated disc of steel into a tough, tapered cylinder. The design team tested different perforations to the flat metal sheet that would give the base strength, while creating a distinctive geometric patterned mesh. The result is a complex form where lightness and solidity attract and conquer unhindered. Teso is available in a brushed stainless steel, brushed brass or bronze painted finish. Functionality is guaranteed by extra light (Ø 120) transparent glass tops that reveal the complexity of the structural forms from whichever angle you observe them.  


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