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Designed by Kengo Kuma, the PE table is a simple table made with the steel and the stainless steel. He invented a café and side table with a neutral design that matches with any space. Owing to its simple design, the thinness of the top board, the thickness of the support, and the balance of the base are carefully organized. By minimizing the number of parts, the size of the top board and base was determined to efficiently use the materials. The special care was also taken for the back of the top board to give it a beautiful appearance.
We name this café table after the initial characters PE from Japanese onomatopoeia “Pera-Pera” to express the thinness. This cafe table is available in two materials.
The one is a stainless steel has the scratch lines on the surface. This may possibly want to tell us this material has scratches from the beginning and it’ s not possible to add any more of them.
The other is a steel finished with a black oxide coating.
The black oxide coating was created by oxidization while gradually cooling down after the iron was processed at temperatures of about 1,000 degrees. As the black oxide coating occurs naturally, the colour gradation and textures are uneven. The colour paints and plated-iron materials offer has a stable quality, giving a sense of security. Still, the black oxide coating allows us to express iron’ s natural scratches, colour unevenness, subtle dents, and other senses of the material that tend to be hidden by pigment finishes. Its rustic, rugged appearance emits a mysterious charm.