This is a table for large dinners, everyday use and parties.
I wanted to challenge the rigid perception of concrete as something hard and predictable, by making a warm and lively shape that is both generous and challenging.
Concrete has a bad reputation these days. The mortadella table is the opposite of business-as-usual application of concrete. The vivid color, pleasing surface and organic shape, as well as the oaken framework is meant to feel social. The best gatherings are a mix of the known and the unknown, and the tables unusual shape is an invitation of randomness, as you can’t predict who and how you’ll sit next to somebody. At the end of a large vista, in sight of everyone, or inside a small curved space, just you and your table partner.
The polished surface is made with the nearby trees in mind, so if you don’t know what to talk about, look down and relax with their reflection.