Key facts

Product:
Neat table
Family:
Neat
Manufacturer:
Kristalia
Designer:
Christophe Pillet
Architonic ID:
1131913
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2011
Groups:
Tables-Dining tables
Home office-Desks
Desks/Workstations-Individual desks

Concept

A collection of fixed tables featuring simple lines.

These tables with minimalist appeal, recalling the tops with trestles of an artisan workshop, are ideal for a multitude of spaces and uses. The load-bearing frame is in white, black or coral red aluminium, whereas the top comes in two versions: a slimline version coated in epoxy lacquered sheet metal with an attractive textured finish, or a thicker version in wood veneer. As minimalist as it is full of personality, Neat can also be used in the home office.

The frame and the 4 legs are made of aluminium bars. The top - available with or without a cable cutout/tab - is in marine plywood covered with a layer of epoxy-coated metal with an embossed texture. This master project is designed for a working environment, as it is equipped with an under-top cable holder. It also perfectly fits into a home setting, since, according to its Designer “in this new world, where home types have changed, there is no longer any distinction between inside and outside or between work and home. Instead, living spaces have been redefined”.

“The table and chair I am designing for Kristalia are ambitious design projects, not only because of their design but also because of the difficulty in manufacturing them industrially. These objects are simple in shape but technically complex. I designed them to suit the Kristalia image, which, in my view, has a democratic dimension, as the company creates objects that are ideal for everyone and which are not just attractive but also have a significant technical content that enhances a design project. The style of Kristalia stands out for its simple linear design. There is no exhibitionism, it is basic, but sensually basic, with a technical difficulty that I like very much, and which provides customers with an attractive and well-constructed object.”

Text: Christophe Pillet