The simple design of Sola makes it an ideal table to pair with a variety of chair styles.
Constructed in laminate and steel, the column base is available in both cafe and standing heights. Sola by Welling/Ludvik is a table series designed in 2014. The series is characterised with highly functional design. The column base maximises the options for use in different settings, even when space is limited. The table is made with a laminated top and column base in steel. We have carefully optimised the relationship between mass and area of the base to reach an ideal balance between maximum stability, with minimal material use.
Sola was developed as a part of the Pato family of chairs. Sola shares with Pato a composition of soft, yet sharply defined lines. The design is visually discreet so as to maximise the ability to be combined with many different chair and stool designs. Sola is made to modestly blend with the surrounding visual environment, rather than dictate a certain expression.
Sola is available in a range of dimensions. The tables come in both standing and seated heights. The series is suitable for any setting where each square meter of floor space counts. The laminate tabletops are easy to clean and maintain, making Sola a fine choice as a café table for canteens, waiting lounges, private kitchens and many more.
Danish-Icelandic design duo Hee Welling and Gudmundur Ludvik prove that the basics can always be reinvented. With Fredericia, they combine their functional and human-centred designs with our vast experience to detail and material intuition that creates quality and longevity.
Welling/Ludvik create industrial design with an ambition to reach an optimum solution seen from more than one perspective- comfort, construction, material, price and environmental sustainability are always essential factors. They create modern industrial design that never neglects the contemporary technological possibilities and challenges in society.
For Welling/Ludvik, the focus on rationality of production is an important facilitator of design: "You should not drain the artistic freedom by only thinking in terms of production, but on the other hand, you need to know from the start, what it is, that you want to create."
Welling/Ludvik believe that good design has the ability to be interesting, even when reduced to its most simple form. Their design is characterised by pure and simple lines, where everything superfluous is removed, and where every detail has a function. These are classic design principles, in which the duo gives renewed life by focusing on the conditions for production, the innovation of material, and market needs of today.
Gudmundur Ludvik is a trained carpenter, who studied sculpture at the Icelandic Academy of Arts and furniture design at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen. Hee Welling trained in his father’s carpentry business, as well as studied sales during his time there. He is also a graduate in furniture design from the Danish Design School. Welling/Ludvik and Fredericia’s first collaboration was the versatile plastic-char PATO, launched in 2013.