Reinhard Dienes

Frankfurt am Main | Since 2006

le belge // Oak-wood/Butterfly-screw

Germany

Reinhard Dienes-le belge // Oak-wood/Butterfly-screw
Reinhard Dienes-le belge // Oak-wood/Butterfly-screw
Reinhard Dienes-le belge // Oak-wood/Butterfly-screw

le belge can be used as couch-table, night-table, auxiliary-table or sideboard.

The table-piece is base on a basic construction principle: The elasticity of wood. The flexibility of Oak permits a simple and astonishing way of securing the table-top and legs together by applying pressure using butterfly-screws.
Le Belge is composed of a single table-top and four rod-like legs made out of Oak wood. Pressure is what holds the legs and table-top together using butterfly-screws strategically placed near specially designed slots were the legs are inserted. The need for tools to setup or adjust Le Belge is therefore nonexistent. The Butterfly-screws also allow to vary the height of the table-top to any desired position. The different size table-tops can be combined with one set of legs, and the table-tops can be turned-over due to the angle of the cutouts.
The physical properties of the material allow this particular assembly form. Le Belge: simple, logic, flexible

Reinhard Dienes-le belge // Oak-wood/Butterfly-screw
Reinhard Dienes-le belge // Oak-wood/Butterfly-screw