35 Commerce Crescent
Bowling Avenue, Kramerville
Johannesburg, South Africa, 2090
Design by: Alain Gilles
Mass Table, the table designed by Alain Gilles to celebrate Bonaldo’s eightieth anniversary, marks a break with the traditional archetype of the table consisting of a solid and imposing base. Indeed, in this case, the base becomes a light-weight component, while the wooden table top takes up more visual space. On the one hand, the table base recalls the crinolines worn by women of the high society in the 1800s, on the other hand it refers to the “wireframe” used by architects and designers for their 3D designs. Thus, the end result is a table with a strong yet gentle personality, which remains rooted to traditions while at the same time pleasing a more modern taste. The base is available in metal, painted in a variety of shades, including the brand new burgundy, coffee brown and racing green, introduced this year; the table top comes in various types of glass, marble or solid wood.