Patricia Urquiola's T Table (2006) for Kartell, is available in three heights and several colors but no matter which you choose they are a sublime combination of sophistication, strength and beauty.
I purchased the Tall AND Medium tables (one each) in "Crystal" (A.K.A. Clear) to function as coffee tables in my 640 sq ft apartment.
They fill the space well without overwhelming the small living area and are feather light making it a breeze to move the tables as needed to accommodate the space, re-design or guests. The table tops are ample enough to serve dinner from and sturdy enough to put your feet up. Mandatory design features when living in a smaller space.
Sunlight subtly dances off the surface creating soft prisms across the room and evening interior lighting creates an equally stunning effect.
The T stands for transgenic which means: Of, relating to, or being an organism whose genome has been altered by the transfer of a gene or genes from another species or breed: transgenic mice; transgenic plants. This strikes a chord with me as the table top surface treatment makes me think of ice, similar to viewing my surroundings after an ice storm; gently glistening in a magical way. However, Urquiola sees the the technological research transferred into this innovative surface as reminiscent of embroidery. "I love veils," says the designer, "surfaces you can see through, but not glass."
Whatever the imagery provoked, the result is modern elegance and sophistication.
By:Runninggreenlights , Renter (USA)
the t table looks great next to our sectional. it should hold up well with young children in our house. it doesn't need anything on it either. great.
By:Liz , Homeowner (New London, CT)
this is a nice accent table next to our sectional. it seems to be sturdy in a house with young children, and it doesn't need any adornment, no lamps, nothing. happy with this purchase.
By:Elizabeth F. , Homeowner (New London, CT)