CARYLLON | Coffee table
Wooden coffee table
Marked retro flavour for CARYLLON, the new collection of tables designed by Cristina Celestino, an emerging talent on the Italian design scene, meticulous architect and designer with a strong creative flair, whose work is marked by an understated elegance. The name is evocative: Cristina Celestino creates a series of tables with inlaid table tops in different types of wood, reinterpreting the aesthetic of those enchanting, little boxes of wonder, which were often loved by the wealthier classes more for the element of surprise and precious inlaid work and decorations than for the fidelity of their sound.
The leitmotiv of the collection is the structure in square sections of wood, which creates a harmonious contrast with the ornate tops inspired by straw marquetry, a sophisticated artisanal inlaid technique created using strips of tinted straw in typical Art Deco hues. Classic decor that makes way for meticulous geometrical patterns, created using traditional cabinetmaking techniques, that are repeated across each module in a surprising colour palette.
Indeed, CARYLLON adds a contemporary twist to the expressive power of intarsia, emphasising the perfect alchemy between GTV manufacturing precision and a careful study of materials, which is also a predominant trait of Cristina Celestino’s design language. The project has also a strong connection to the centennial history of Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, whose founder was the cabinetmaker Michael Thonet.
The harmonious union of polychrome proportions and the intense colour palette of the inlaid table tops blending perfectly with the solid, lacquered wood together with the unique outline of the base are another key feature of the collection stated in the rectangular dining table,in the original flower-shaped low table, which comes in two different heights.