The Belleville Tables are modelled on the typology of the classic bistro table, but thanks to the selection of solid wood, veneer, melamine or HPL table tops, their appearance is highly variable.
The slender legs flow in a continuous sweeping line from the splayed bottom along the central column to the table top. In star-shaped or paired configurations, they form bases for small and large bistro tables or dining tables.The colour and surface texture of the cast aluminium table legs, which have a black powder-coated finish, are nearly indistinguishable from the plastic frame of the perfectly matched Belleville Chair. And since the materials of the table tops and seat shells are either identical or harmoniously coordinated, the tables and chairs form a unified yet diverse group - a hybrid family of furnishings whose materiality resists classification. Thus the tables can be ideally combined with Belleville Chairs in bustling bistro settings as well as in sleekly modern galleries or diversely styled home environments.The Belleville Table is available as a small square or round bistro table with a star-shaped base or as a bistro and dining table in different widths and lengths with slightly arched T-legs. Depending on the model, the table tops come in solid wood, wood veneer, melamine or solid core material.
Solid wood with oiled finish, natural oak, smoked oak or American walnut (26 mm); oak veneer in natural or dark oak (20 mm); melamine faced in white with smooth straight plastic edge (19 mm) or solid core material with black edge (12 mm) in the colours white or black.Solid core table top in black with anti-fingerprint coating.
Table versions with a top in solid-core material and a powder-coated base are suited for outdoor use. The powder-coated bases are pregalvanised.
Powder-coated with finely textured finish in deep black.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born 1971 and 1976, respectively, in Quimper, France, studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Cergy-Pontoise. Ronan began independent design work immediately after completing his studies, while his brother, who was still in school, assisted him.
Since 1999 both brothers have worked together as joint partners in their own Paris-based design studio. Their work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects. In addition to the design of domestic and office furniture, vases, porcelain dishware, jewellery and diverse home accessories, a primary focus of their work is the design and organisation of interior space.
One of their most unconventional designs, Algue (2004), was created in this context. The collaboration between the Bouroullec brothers and Vitra began with the office furniture system Joyn, which was developed between 2000 and 2002 and continues to be expanded and refined. Along with Jasper Morrison, Hella Jongerius and Antonio Citterio, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have made major contributions to the steadily growing Vitra Home Collection.