Magically suspended between earth and sky, Element overcomes the mere function of a countertop to fit with the importance of a sculpture in an environment.
A particularly complex project from the point of view of engineering, where all the expertise and experience of Desalto in metalworking is expressed. Removable tables with steel frame, reinforced steel leg, base plate and reinforced tubes. White, black or red lacquered metal planks, wrought iron rough planes, white, black or red lacquered MDF tops, oak or walnut essences, white opaque crystal.
Disassembling table with steel structure.
The raw iron finish is achieved via a double coat lacquering, followed by a further hand-made sanding treatment.
STONE finishes are obtained by manual application of paste.
METAL finishes are obtained by manual application of micronized metal powder mixed with resin.
Born in 1967. He worked under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, and established his own studio, TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA INC. in 2000. His experimental and innovative creations along with the nature and the senses, which transcend the boundaries of art, design, and architecture, are highly evaluated in the world. He received numbers of international design awards such as "Mainichi Design Award 2001", "Cultural Affairs Section of Government of Japan, Encourage Prize 2006", "Design Miami Designer of the Year 2007", "Elle Deco International Design Awards Designer of the Year 2009", "TOKYO Design & Art ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS Artist of the Year 2010. Some of his most important works are exhibited as a part of permanent collections in the world’s well-known museums such as Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou in Paris, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Vitra Design Museum. Some pieces of “Water Block” are permanently exhibited with masterpieces of Monet, Cézanne and Renoir in the Impressionist Gallery at Musée d’Orsay, Paris.