The table was made in collaboration with “Øde Design”.
The name “Øde” is derived from the place the tables are crafted – in a factory established in 1754 – in Udenhout, formerly known as Ødenhout.
Ode means tribute, homage. Hout means wood. We wanted to use this as a starting point.
When I think about a tribute or homage, I think about legacy and respect for our heritage.
Respect for nature and deal with it sustainably and responsibly.
The respect for crafting something made by an expert with love and inspiration.
The respect for universal beauty, unbound by time, timeless.
Next, I wanted to pay a personal tribute to “De Stijl” movement, which continues to inspire me.
This movement was very much inspired by Japanese culture, another important source of inspiration for me.
These two sources of inspiration are processed in an abstract, minimalist way, reduced to the essence.
The table is made of solid walnut wood, heavy and robust.
The slender elements give the table a lightweight, elegant appearance.
Together, the elements create a dramatic play.
At some angles, you can even see through the table’s structure.
The elements continue a little at the joints, creating a sense of continuity and independence.
They emphasize the tridimensionality, making the table more sculptural.
The table looks seemingly simple.
Behind this simplicity hides complex and ingenious joining techniques.
Together – and only together – all the parts and their connections from a strong unity, a solid whole.
More info: https://odedesign.nl/