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Manfred Table
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'Manfred' Table
 
Manfred was born from the collaboration of industrial designers Francesco Frulio, Stefan Lechner and Samuele Miatello. The project evolves from the idea of creating pieces of furniture inspired by the lightness and structural strength of the first wood-framed airplanes.
 
The intention of the designers was to transfer the aerospace world’s formal language onto domestic products, creating a juicy tension between these fundamentally diverse areas.
Hence, the project has fully exploited the peculiarities and hidden beauty of the rigorous, thus sculptural structure of wooden airplane wings, grasping its intrinsic formal beauty.
The idea is to recall these features without devaluing them through blunt obviousness. Beholders are thereby given the possibility to personally interpret the object in front of them. The archetypal shapes are, however, likely to arouse a sense of dejavu in the observer, liaising dormant memories, thus stimulating the unconscious.
 
The entire structure is cutted from sheets of plywood, using state-of-the-art CNC technology. The material used for the structure, both for the legs and the ribs, is italian beech plywood with a Marseille soap finish, also known as Danish soap finish. This old and almost extinct finishing technique protects the surface and gives it a smooth and silk-like touch. The water-jet cutted tabletop is made from tempered crystal. The prior sandblasting creates a vanish effect on the structure underneath, making it look like it was suspended over a cloud and emphasizing the overall idea of lightness by giving it this float-like appearance.
 
The table also highlights how traditional craftmanship can coexist in harmony with the latest production techiques.
 
Manfred has been featured on Designboom, have a visit to the whole article if you want to know more:
 
http://www.designboom.com/design/frulio-lechner-miatello-manfred-table-01-27-16/
Co-Owner of this  project are also Stefan Lechner ( s.lechner@hotmail.com) and Samuele Miatello(miatello.samuele@gmail.com).
 
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Francesco Frulio

Manfred Table

manfred table explores the sculptural structure of wooden airplane wings
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