DAM alludes to the act of watering plants with flora coffee tables
DAM alludes to the act of watering plants with flora coffee tables
nov 04, 2015

DAM alludes to the act of watering plants with flora coffee tables

DAM alludes the act of watering plants with flora coffee tables
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designers hugo silva and joana santos of portugal-based studio DAM launches ‘flora’, a set of coffee tables that refers to the act of offering plants to the ones we love. the pieces of furniture mix design and craft when combining natural materials to create four different-sized tables in six colored frame finishes. the story the product wants to tell is that there is a similarity between taking care of plants and taking care of objects.

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the tables combine different natural materials




the table’s top is made of an oak wood veneer while its base is 100% natural agglomerated black cork. the finishes can be both colorless or in a colored matt varnish. the collection consists of the ‘wide low table’ (5.7kg), the ‘wide tall table’ (5.8kg), the small low table (4.3kg) and the small tall table (4.4kg).

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the finishings can be colorless or in a colored matt varnish

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the table showcases a fluid design all around it

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the top of the table collection is made of oak wood veneer

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the 100% natural agglomerated cork represents the stalk of the plant

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due to their four different sizes the tables can be used together or separately



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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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