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September 16, 2014

The Blade Table: Launching at 100% Design 2014 At Mykon Booth E350

By Zahra Al-Kateb

A revolutionary dining table named Blade is the first product from the groundbreaking collaboration between multi-award winning designer Alexander Purcell Rodrigues and Mykon – developers of  unique aluminium honeycomb products.

The elegant clean lines of the Blade table take advantage of the high-strength to weight ratio of aluminium honeycomb and new techniques in fabrication to create an impossibly thin and elegant table that has been reduced to its purest form.

The Blade table’s razor thin, high load bearing honeycomb core allows an 11mm thick top to span 2100mm with no  cross bracing. The subtle edge details and delicate reveals combined with an intricately engineered leg assembly create a visual and material tension that forms a compelling impression of a surface that is simply floating in space.

“The concept itself arose from an understanding of Mykon’s versatile honeycomb technology. By utilising their fabrication methodologies I realised that we could create a table like no other. One where an ultra-thin tabletop was  not only self-supporting it could become the sole structural element of the tables construction.

Collaborating with Mykon allowed me to combine their versatile honeycomb technology with their advanced engineering skillet and apply it to a polished piece of furniture with the aim of re-envisioning the ubiquitous dining table as a unique and timeless object.

Blade is comprised of a series of slender elegant graceful forms that seemingly do not intersect. A sense of  impossibility is created, by reducing a table to its purest form one of the most striking things about blade is how little  of it there is.” says Alexander.

Launched in highly polished aluminium, The Blade is proposed to be available with both wood veneer and  lacquered tops.

(Source: Alexander Purcell Rodrigues Design)

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