Hoof by Samuel Wilkinson for &tradition

Hoof by Samuel Wilkinson for &tradition

Stockholm 2012: London designer Samuel Wilkinson presents a table with legs that are sharpened like pencils at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, which opens today.

Hoof by Samuel Wilkinson for &tradition

Created for Danish brand &tradition, the Hoof range is named after the way horses hoofs are trimmed before they are shod.

Hoof by Samuel Wilkinson for &tradition

Each table is painted before the ends of the legs are trimmed, in contrast to the normal practice of masking the area to be left bare and then painting over the top.

Hoof by Samuel Wilkinson for &tradition

Samuel Wilkinson is part of the design team behind the Plumen 001 designer light bulb, which won last year's Design of the Year prize at London's Design Museum. Watch our interview with the designers here.

Hoof by Samuel Wilkinson for &tradition

Stockholm Design Week continues until 12 February and Dezeen are reporting from the event - see our coverage here.

Here are some more details from Samuel Wilkinson:


The main inspiration for the HOOF tables starts from the foot detail.

Hoof by Samuel Wilkinson for &tradition

I have always loved painted wooden chairs that have the end of the legs left as natural wood so that the paint doesn’t chip off from being either kicked or knocked when cleaning. The leg ends of the table are sharpened at the foot – like a horse's hoof is trimmed before it is shod. This detail is emerged fromcontinuous explorationand development of production techniques.

Hoof by Samuel Wilkinson for &tradition

The fine edge is created from the soft chamfer on the top and bottom. This gives the tables a tactile feel and clearly shows the solid wood construction. The foot detail is created by reversing the usual production process; most furniture details, which have a painted section and a natural part, are assembled, masked off, and then painted. Hoof will be painted first, then cut back. This detail also reminiscent of a knife trimmed pencil.

Hoof by Samuel Wilkinson for &tradition

The new table is presented in five colours: grey, black, natural, white-pigmented oil and light blue.

Hoof by Samuel Wilkinson for &tradition

Hoof is produced in solid oak with a deep brushed surface. It comes in a natural as well as painted issue and in two different sizes: 500x500mm/900x400mm