Key facts

Product:
Mura Table Low
Family:
Mura
Manufacturer:
STACKLAB >
Architonic ID:
1570588
Country:
Canada
Launched:
2018
Manufacturer groups :
Tables-Coffee tables >
Groups:
Tables-Coffee tables >

Product description

Dimensions
• 48” W x 48” D x 16” H
Materials & Finishes
• JGS Kiln Fused Glass
• Cast Bronze with Mirror Polish and Wax Finish
Weight
• ~ 220 lbs.

Concept

The Mura low table was created in collaboration with Toronto-based glass design and fabrication firm Jeff Goodman Studio (JGS). It pairs STACKLAB’s signature solid-bronze Jupiter leg castings with a droplet-shaped top of kiln-fused glass. The table’s name derives from the Japanese word for “unevenness, irregularity, inequality.”

In JGS’s proprietary glass fabrication process, tubes of glass are broken. The glass fragments are arrayed horizontally and vertically in the kiln bed, baked for a week, then cooled for three days. This process yields a distinctive mottled pattern of transparent vertical fragments and milky translucent horizontal ones. The slab is then polished and cut to size with a water jet. Because the glass is handmade, each top takes a week to carve, a process that is impossible to duplicate, making each Mura table unique.

The Jupiter leg is a study in creating a completely asymmetrical, yet aesthetically cohesive, geometry. The shape is readily castable, yet differs in every elevation, section and plan view. The sand-casting process produces faintly perceptible irregularities that enhance the leg’s tactile appeal. The planetary name pays homage to the subtitle of Mozart’s last symphony, a favorite of the client who commissioned the first Jupiter table.

The leg’s theme of asymmetry influenced STACKLAB’s design for the tabletop shape, which varies in every elevation, section and plan. The top appears different when looked at from above the flat top or through the sloping edge.

The Mura table will be produced in a limited edition run of 25 units, available exclusively at Maison Gerard.