embodying the most sophisticated sense of made in italy, henge’s furniture collections follow uncompromising craftsmanship techniques to transform objects into much more than furnishing pieces. this focus, one which expressively understands and explores materials, brings organic elements and thus their designs to life. the latest of their work, which debuts during ICFF at NYCxDESIGN 2018, is the ‘oxymoron’ table that features a mesmerizing micro-mosaic top formed from walnut wood fusion.


henge’s craftmen have created a table top of intricate beauty
all images courtesy of henge

 

 

the henge ‘oxymoron’ table was created by the brand’s team of master craftsmen, who, like the forest fusion technique used for the table, has resurrected difficult, delicate yet delightful disused processes. the dining table – a result of experimentation, formal rigor and uniqueness – is the highlight of the italian company’s new manifesto, directed by architect massimo castagna. it was center stage at their stand during salone del mobile at milan design week 2018, where the furniture piece was surrounded by the walnut grey and leather ‘savannah’ chairs by stephen tierney.


henge’s stand at salone del mobile 2018

 

 

characterized by an organic shape, the large ‘oxymoron’ table immediately impresses with its glossy surface top, which appears as a micro-mosiac of walnut wood. these layers of material are cut and then covered by hand. afterwards, the solid slab is supported atop four bronze sand-casted legs that connect directly into the wood. the result creates an intriguing interplay between the two materials, their properties, and how they react with the surrounding dining room setting.


it is a highlight of the brand’s artistic direction, which focuses on experimentation and uniqueness

 


the large dining table is supported by four bronze sand-casted legs

 


a close-up of how the bronze legs connect directly into the table top

 


the micro-mosaic pattern is created by layering cuttings of walnut

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