12/05/2021 - Understated, solid and modular, the new Ambrosiano table system by Mist-o for Zanotta is designed for residential settings, meeting rooms, workspaces and hotel and catering venues. The distinguishing features of the project are the elegance afforded by the formal synthesis, the research conducted into the materials, the ample choice of compositions, the multiple customisation opportunities and the environmental sustainability of the product.
“The work-home balance is the key to reading this project', says the designers. 'In our take on the trestle table, we started off with the very simple idea of blocking the trestle in a specific position for each length.”
Just four components, designed with painstaking care for every detail, come together to form the architectural structure of the table: a pair of trestles, with slanted oval-section posts - in natural or black stained oak wood -, accommodates two parallel steel crosspieces which securely link the trestles together via eight screws, and also support several types of table top. The table top is placed flush with the trestle for a fixed width of 90 cm. The distance between trestles determines the multiple top lengths - 165, 190, 245, 275 cm - and consequently the variable number of seats from 4 to 10. The tables can easily be placed side-by-side and aggregate to form long, broad and elegant meeting tables. To obtain continuous surfaces longer than 275 cm, a third trestle is envisaged, as well as the use of two table tops placed side-by-side, either 165 or 190 cm in size each, to achieve modular tables measuring 330 or 380 cm.
Table tops and Materials
The table tops are the result of a research into the materials. They are available in natural or black stained oak wood with matching trestles; in smoked plate glass with black stained oak wood trestles; in Fenix® - in pale grey or anthracite grey, with a wooden bor-der and trestles in natural oak wood - a material that is extremely heat resistant, which can be restored after scratches, easily sanitised, anti-reflection, stain-resistant and anti-fingerprint, ideal for workplaces, hotel, catering and contract venues. Two stone versions are also envisaged: white Carrara marble and Onsernone granite (a stone that can only be found and quarried in controlled quantities in Switzerland) for more prized solutions.
The ergonomics and seats were designed following careful evaluation, to determine exactly where to position the trestles along with just the right table top sizes. The size 165 table seats 4, the size 190 seats 6, the size 245 seats 8 and the size 275 seats 10.
Very few components - two trestles, two crosspieces, eight screws and one table top -, strongly industrialised and easy to assemble and disassemble. Quality materials that gua- rantee the long life of the table and ensure it is recyclable when it reaches the end of its useful life. Plenty of attention has also been paid to the completely flat packaging to mini- mise the overall dimensions and facilitate transport.
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