Key facts

Product:
Port Coffee Table
Family:
Port
Manufacturer:
Design Within Reach >
Designer:
Gabriel Tan >
Order number:
2196441
Architonic ID:
1504034
Country:
United States
Launched:
2017
Manufacturer groups :
Tables-Coffee tables >
Groups:
Tables-Coffee tables >

Product description

Materials/Product info: Solid American white oak or black walnut base; tempered glass, Carrara marble or Crema Marfil marble top.
Dimensions: H 14.75" Diameter 36"

Product family

Concept

While serving in the Singaporean Navy, Gabriel Tan became aware that such a thing as industrial design existed, and a floodgate opened. He soon earned a design degree from the National University of Singapore and went on to open his own studio with an international reach. But Tan never forgot his days aboard ship, and when it came time to design the Port Table (2017), he drew inspiration from a common feature of ships: the porthole, with its stout frame surrounding a pane of circular glass. The design was an attempt to rethink marble and glass coffee tables with vulnerable exposed edges. “In the same way a porthole frame protects,” Tan explains, “the round wooden frame of the Port Table protects the edges of the stone or glass from chipping and protects people from sharp edges.” Likewise, he says, “The three fin-like legs have soft edges, too, which are easy on legs and also beautifully sculptural.” Made in Malaysia. Additional options available – contact your Contract Representative to learn more.