Flétta the minimal table with a rich heart

September, 18 2012 14:30

Posted inArchitecture

Flétta is a very neat and minimal table with a rich heart able to transform the table itself depending on space and needs. The table can easily be changed from dividing a workbench and a tablenook to a large dining table.

 

We especially love this project because it comes from a very young designer based in Iceland: Guðrún Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir.


The concept behind the project is as well interesting:  

"The inspiration for Flétta comes from medieval banquets around the 1500s. At the time, halls were multifunctional and dining tables were raised upon trestles so that they could easily be put away after the feasts and the halls put to other uses. The host of the celebration was seated in the middle of the table, and was therefore its heart, while also dividing the table. With the table Flétta, history and the present are woven together. In the hectic lives we lead today eating together is as valuable a social event as it is a biological one, it is at dinner when family ties are most strengthened."

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