Table E8 Longue
With E8 LONGUE, the standard table E8 has been expanded to include an extendable version.
When closed, the extension of the slim table is invisible. In just a few easy steps, the table top can be extended for two more seats. The table top and extension are made from one piece of wood and then divided. The consistency of the wood grain and the symmetry of the striking edge profile yield an exciting and yet harmonious overall appearance. The slides of the extension are based on a metal rail, which is set into the underside of the table top. Through this innovative solution, the solid wood can swell and shrink naturally without affecting the extension function of the table. The development of E8 LONGUE is a strict translation of the classic pull-out mechanism used in solid wood tables, at the same time utilizing options provided by precision manufacturing with a 5-axis CNC moulding cutter.
Without drawing attention, the table combines craftsmanship and pure functionality.
The inspiration for the E8 table stood in the designer‘s kitchen for several years: A table dating from the post-war era, as if thrown together from different varieties of wood – narrow, long, with projections. The format appealed to Mathias Hahn so much that he used it as the basis for his own design. The result is called E8 and is named after the postcode (East 8) of the designer‘s former home in London. It is a table that also stands out thanks to its narrowness, length and extreme projections at each end. All of the surfaces are coloured with the exception of the table top. „The contrast between the colour and the wood makes the tabletop appear two dimensional and underlines its functional character,“ explains Mathias Hahn. Like its inspiration, its surface length means the E8 can be used as a kitchen table or a work table as required.
The E8-BANK supplements the table of the same name; the dimensions of the bench are coordinated to make possible to slide it under the table between its legs to save space. "The bench intentionally has no overhangs like the table, because i didn`t want the form of the bench to copy that of the table," explains designer Mathias Hahn. The seat is available either in wood or upholstered.
solid wood – oak, American walnut
Designer: Mathias Hahn
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