'The Wlimot' table & benches were a private comssion designed in conjunction with Jessica Summer, a fantastically talented interior architect and designer.
The breif required an 6-8 seater dining table that would sit in the space adjectent to the kitchen which was also a a thoroughfare to the conservatory and garden. As such the overall footprint of the table and needed to be kept to a minimum.
We incorporated slots in to the bench tops, that would allow the benches to slide on to the legs of the table and dissapper under the table's foot print. The bench legs then encased the void giving a broad stable base to the benches and concealing the table's leg.
We used the same slot feature on the table's wide, solid legs; introducin this decorative feature we sought to simultaneously break up the broad face of timber, whilst offering a continuity of design language between benches and table.
We sought to keep the aesthetic simple, clean and modern. Using pale solid ash throghout it was finished with a pale white protective stain (to preserve and minimise the yellowing of the ash over time). The finishing touches were some brass corner brackets housed in flush on the underside of each of the table's corner.
Unfortunately the time frame for this commission was very very tight indeed so we didn't have time to get the finished product in to the studio for proper photography.