SOLID OAK TABLE TREATED WITH NATURAL OIL
“The donkey would put his front hooves on the window ledge, the dog would jump on the donkey’s back, the cat would climb on the dog and the cock would fly up and sit on the cat’s head. So they all did this and, at a signal,they began to play their music: the donkey brayed, the dog barked, the cat miaow and the cock crew”.
(The Brothers Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians)
The table is a simple object enhanced by the material and form of its legs. Benedetto is made with oak duramen by Riva 1920 Carpentry of Cantù, with their customary mastery.
The table is not painted, but simply hand-rubbed with oil to preserve the natural effect of its wood.
Time will bring out the best of its colour and finish. The top is composed of boards paired with the traditional "filo morto" system, allowing the wood to breathe and move. The legs are comb-tongued and fastened to the top with four screws. Thus the table can be easily dismantled and conveniently stowed.
Ph. Michele De Lucchi, Luca Tamburlini / Polifemo fotografia (still lifes on white background)