Designed in 1939 by Mario Asnago and Claudio Vender, the Moka table has been part of the Flexform collection since 1985.
Mario Asnago and Claudio Vender commenced their professional partnership in the 1930s and are legitimately considered among the leading exponents of Italian rationalism. Like its namesake chair, the Moka table is surprisingly modern and dense with design references reminiscent of pure rationalism. The slender, elegant tubular metal table base comes in painted black, white or aluminum color that is thoroughly compatible with the equally understated top, available in wood or glass. The pure, uncomplicated design of the Moka table places it among the products sure to remain untouched by fleeting time and fashions.
Both Mario and Claudio received Architecture Certification at the Bologna Institute of Fine Arts in 1922. The first joint projects were for competitions, among which the Como War Memorial. In 1928, after obtaining the right to practice as architects, together they opened the Studio Asnago-Vender Architetti. They were mostly involved in town planning architecture (schools - residence - churches...). Among the objects designed for interiors were tables and chairs with the characteristic X. The slender structure represents the architectural philosophy of the two designers: surfaces are wide but spaced out with empty spaces that point out the discreet presence of the material, which does not take away lightness, but only part of the stiff evenness that characterizes their interiors. After Asnago's retirement in 1971, Vender continued the business with his son Mario and Mario Moganti.