Uma by Kazunaga Sakashita updates
archetypal trestle table

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The base of this table by Japanese designer Kazunaga Sakashita was inspired by trestles found in factories and on construction sites.

Uma by Kazunaga Sakashita updates archetypal trestle table

Japanese designer Kazunaga Sakashita updated the archetypal trestle table support to make it suitable for use in the home or office, reproducing it in curving tubular steel.

Uma by Kazunaga Sakashita updates archetypal trestle table

"The trestle in a factory or construction site is very functional, and there are various ways to use it," said the designer. "Because the top board is only placed on the trestle, you can make it suitable for the space by changing the material and size of the top board."

Uma by Kazunaga Sakashita updates archetypal trestle table

A horizontal bar supports the table surface at each end, supported by one angled leg in its centre and a second bar that extends down from one end, along the floor and back up.

A diagonal strut between the bar on the floor and the angled leg stabilises the structure.

Uma by Kazunaga Sakashita updates archetypal trestle table

The trestle legs are treated with a soft-touch urethane coating which is exposed to ultraviolet rays to give it a hard finish.

An oak top is pictured in combination with the trestles, but Sakashita suggested that the material and size of the surface could be specified by the user.

Uma by Kazunaga Sakashita updates archetypal trestle table
Trestle-type table that the design was based on

Sakashita is currently producing the trestles himself while seeking a manufacturer.