We have seen Joao Teixeira play with elements like wood and metal but we never saw him jesting with marble before. Well, not any longer as the Portuguese designer has introduced the Tender table which is an amalgamation of wood and marble. With an interplay of curved surfaces, the table design looks really beautiful. It’s totally up to the user interpretation how one prefers to keep it at home. Joao Teixeira says, it can be placed as a center table or can even be used as a bench.
Formerly Teixeira told Homecrux in an interview that he is working around a multifunctional piece of furniture but the announcement of Tender table design came out of the blue. Teixeira says, marble is one interesting material, he always wanted to work around. It looks bold and strong, but at the same time, it is also a fragile material that requires some care.
The design of the table is pretty clever. Its marble footing and curved edges incorporate a wooden slab which then functions as the tabletop. In a nutshell, one can say, the table is a mesh of wood and natural stone. The marble embraces the wooden slab from all sides, leaving space in between.
Teixeira reflected on his project stating, “I really like to explore in different directions, and this time around I’ve decided to give a try on natural stones. I believe it never goes out of fashion and have become a trend again.”
The whole idea behind the project was to explore its design language through bulky shapes. Thanks to the nice rounded chamfer on the marble edges, which easily accommodates the wooden top, making heaviness of marble gel well with complexity of wood.
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