Chiglia Table by D-Lab
This table is a tribute to Taranto's maritime activity, the city where the designer Giuliano Ricciardi comes from and lives. The inspiration behind this table, and its name, comes from the structure of the boats seen in Taranto. Every part of the item has a specific use: nine wooden pieces support the glass plate and are joined to the central beam. The latter is based on two trestles similar to those used to restore boats in a dry dock.
RRP: €3,750 (plus VAT)
This table has been made by Giuliano Ricciardi, Founder & Senior Designer of d-Lab Studio, a laboratory of ideas for interior and product design. In November 2012 it was awarded the “Tavolo Chiglia” project. The following year, he exhibited Tavolo Chiglia atJuice, a Fuorisalone event during the Milan Design Week 2013, alongside designers such as Sam Baron, Nigel Coates and Zaven.
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