Tavla inspiration comes from the personal story of Léa, who’s part Iranian, and has been admiring the work on backgammon tables, Tavla being the Iranian word for backgammon.
Tavla table is a modern take on the traditional technique of marquetry: Pool studio created a strong and graphic design using the most classical technique. They used two different colors of walnut wood to create a contrasted pattern on the tabletop.
POOL is a duo composed of Léa Padovani (1981) french of Iranian-Italian heritage and Sébastien Kieffer (1982), french, based in Paris. In 2010, POOL create a collective concept, whose goal is to explore associations between objects, architecture and images. Beyond the obvious presence of an object, its beauty and function, the designers search for a multiplicity of meanings and highlight the emotions and reference points. In 2012 they were nominated «Talents à la carte» during Maison&Objet, «Young New Talent» for the price AD and received the «LABEL VIA» for the W&W lighting ceiling system manufactured by ALTER. They have since have created numerous scongraphies and projects for Cassina, Café Craft, Biennale de Kortrijk...