The CORAIL, designed by Antoine Fritsch and Vivien Durisotti, is a dining table featuring a 3D printed concrete and steel base - a world first in the furniture and home market. The epoxy lacquered base comes in two color options, and the tempered glass tabletop is available in five shapes and dimensions.
The shape and texture of the unique concrete base are fully customizable, controlled by an exclusive app that Roche Bobois launched in tandem with the table. The app is used either at home or with an in-store advisor to create the ultimate dining experience.
The configurator lets customers see the result live, allowing them to become a part of the design process. They become the creator of their own model: their choices are saved and represent the unique genetic code used by the printer. Once this genetic code has been inserted, the 3D automaton is activated: in a continuous upwards movement, the digitally operated nozzle dispenses a ribbon of concrete that hardens in the course of layering, akin to a coiled ceramic pot. A base takes no more than 30 minutes to produce, and about ten days to dry.
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