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DWR Exclusive Educated throughout Europe, Gordon Guillaumier earned his bachelors and masters degrees in industrial design from Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) and the Domus Academy, respectively. From there, Guillaumier apprenticed with Baleri Associati before starting a collaboration with architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni. In 2002, he opened his own design studio in Milan, specializing in product and interior design. His alluring Cage Table Collection (2010), like many of his other works, is marked by its subtly flowing geometry. These tables feature precision-shaped one-piece bent steel bases that transition smoothly into platforms for their laminate tabletops, which are created by infusing numerous layers of paper with thermosetting resin and subjecting them to high pressure and heat. Fashioned to withstand years of heavy use, laminate surfaces boast exceptional resistance to scratching, staining, temperature extremes and sunlight exposure. Theyre also a cinch to clean. Made in Italy. Materials: High-pressure laminate top; painted bent steel frame. Measurements:H 12.5" Diameter 39.25"
DWR Exclusive Upon receiving a masters degree in industrial design from Pratt in 2005, Brad Ascalon was recognized by Wallpaper* magazine as one of the Ten Most Wanted emerging designers in the world. He grew up immersed in art and design, with his grandfather and father both being sculptors. In creating this collection, he was inspired by Atlas, the Greek mythological character condemned for eternity to carry the heavens on his shoulders. Translating this into a physical object, Ascalon was intrigued by the challenge of making an elegant frame that could carry the weight of solid stone or thick glass. The Atlas Table (2012), like Atlas himself, exemplifies strength and endurance. Top made in China; base made in U.S.A. Materials: Solid North American black walnut base; solid marble or glass tabletop Measurements:H 15.5" Diameter 37"
DWR Exclusive British industrial designer Terence Woodgate is a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI), the highest honor awarded to designers in the U.K. Hes known for his obsessive attention to detail, which is beautifully illustrated in his Unison Table (2011). Visually simple, this two-tier table is actually quite complex in its design. In place of fasteners and external hardware, Unison uses a lower shelf as the structural component to hold the legs firmly in position. Its glass tabletop rests on neoprene pads, and Woodgate had to be sure to get the weight just right to make the pads grip sufficiently. Visible through the tabletop is the lower shelf with exquisitely cut half-sawn wood veneer. Made in Slovenia. Materials: Tempered glass top; MDF shelf with walnut or ash veneer; solid walnut or ash legs. Measurements:H 13.75" W 39" D 39"
DWR Exclusive As the founder and principal designer of Stua ( solo tengo un amor , or I have only one love), Jesús Gasca is driven to improve the habitat in which we live. For 30-plus years, his company has produced commercial-quality, eco-friendly furniture for clients worldwide, from the W Hotel in Seoul to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. From its simple lines to its slim, elegant design, the Marea Table (2012) is yet another fine example of Gascas handiwork, featuring a beveled top affixed to a sturdy base. Marea blends seamlessly into most any living or office area, offering plenty of room for everyday items. Use individually or in multiples to form playful configurations. Made in Spain. Materials: MDF top with walnut veneer or white laminate; five-star polished or black powder-coated steel and aluminum base. Measurements:H 15.75" Diameter 31.5"