For Thonet, the Japanese designer Naoto Fukusawa has developed an extending table in wood with a convincing clear and simple form. The piece distinguishes itself through a harmonious interplay between its overall design and the perfectly balanced proportions of its detailing. Familiar, yet also unusual: with the 1130 range Naoto Fukusawa has again succeeded in sensitively reinterpreting an established form. Using classic materials, the resultis a design that unites traditional and contemporary concepts.
The project stems from the friendship between James Irvine, creative director at Thonet and the internationally renowned Japanese designer Naoto Fukusawa. Fukasawa's ability to reduce a design to the essential is unmistakably evident in the clear formal language of the 1130 range. His designs are unobtrusive, thus engendering a familiarity that evokes notions of the archetypical.
In the 1130 range of tables the rectangular tabletop with its rounded edges sits on four cylindrical legs. The tables come in two different sizes: as an extending variety with two folding leaves contained in the body of the table, and as a simple non-extending variety. They are available to order in beech, oak or macassar wood. Fukasawa's table is equally at home with bentwood chairs as with tubular steel classics and with more contemporary seating. Thanks to its pared-down formal language it will fit in a variety of environments and interior design schemes.