With its slim 28 mm tabletop, Mesa is an understated line drawn through the room.
The linoleum or laminate tabletop stands in sharp contrast to the soft curves of the aluminium frame and legs. In Mesa, Welling/Ludvik have designed a table that is stripped of decoration and superfluous detail. Thanks to the simplicity of the design, this table blends seamlessly into any décor – no matter whether it is destined for use as a dining table, desk or conference table.
With Mesa, Welling/Ludvik’s aim was to create an accommodating, durable and affordable table that can be used in any situation. Indeed they have succeeded with Mesa, as it fits in naturally with the busiest of environments due to its modesty. Every single embellishment has been eliminated, as well as everything else that was not absolutely necessary for the construction. The overall impression is one of both minimalism and amiability.
The tabletop is available in linoleum or laminate and is lacquered with a matte gloss 30 lacquer. This goes to strengthen the relaxed feel of the table even more and gives a pleasant contact surface, making it less vulnerable to scratches.
The table has been constructed using eco-friendly, environmentally recyclable safe materials and is easy to disassemble and destruct. Made in Denmark
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.