Clay, the table-sculpture with a pure and refined elegance presented at the Salone 2015 and already a multi-award winner just a year from birth: Iconic Design Award 2015, Good Design Award 2016 and the Red Dot Award in the Product Design category 2016.
Clay is presented now again to the public in the new oval version which differs from the original model in the elliptical shape of the top and base. Table with base in rigid polyurethane covered by hand spreading in the new finishes concrete grey luna and tufo stone. Tops in MDF (indoor) or toughened glass 8mm (outdoor) covered in the new finishes concrete grey luna or tufo stone.
Marc Krusin began his career in Italy where he worked at the heart of the Milanese design scene for more than 13 years. He became Piero Lissoni's right-hand-man and associate, leading all types of projects from product to interior design for clients of international reputation. He now has his own practice in London and continues consult and design spaces and products for clients in several countries around the world. Among these are Knoll and Desalto for whom he created Clay and Mini-Clay, a range of tables which has become an iconic piece within the company’s catalogue. In addition to designing, Marc has taught and lectured at universities in Europe and Australia and regularly speaks about his experience at events and conferences.
Desalto has always been an integral part of the Brianza area manufacturing tradition, stretching from the 1950s to the present day. Brianza is a special region where the masters of Italian design found a fertile environment and resolute, enthusiastic business people. Desalto founders, the Orsenigo family, are among the entrepreneurs who helped to spread, worldwide, the concept of a product based on a constant technical and technological research, aesthetically sophisticated and designed to be functional.