Key facts

Product:
Welded
Family:
Welded
Manufacturer:
Bonaldo
Designer:
Alain Gilles
Architonic ID:
1194878
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2012
Groups:
Tables-Dining tables

Product family

Concept

Alain Gilles and Bonaldo have worked together on the creation of a good number of products: the first table designed by Alain Gilles for Bonaldo, Big Table, achieved an extraordinary level of success with the public and the press; the second, Welded, launched for the 2012 edition of the Salone del Mobile furniture show, was awarded the prestigious Red Dot Award (“red dot: best of the best” in the Product Design category). The name Welded recalls the welding process and alludes to the main features of this new product: essential appeal, practicality, clean-cut lines with a male design free of any superfluous decorations. As Alain Gilles explains, the idea for Welded springs from research into the "new simplicity" - understood in this case as the reduced use of materials and the utmost simplification of all processing phases.

The legs, which distinguish the table and give it an almost architectural appeal, are made of steel: the parts used to make them are obtained from laser-cut sheet steel, they are then welded together and painted matt in: white, anthracite grey, bright red, orange, green and brown. The rectangular-shaped table top is available in four sizes up to 3 metres in length, and is offered in wood (lacquered matt white, walnut-wood, solid American walnut-wood, solid anthracite grey brushed oak- wood), in glass (acid-treated black glass, acid-treated white extra clear glass), in Laminam® (new for 2013) and in the original version of matt white Carrara marble.

Table top dimensions:
200 cm x 100 cm
220 cm x 100 cm
250 cm x 100 cm
300 cm x 108 cm