Clerkenwell Design Week 2013: new table sizes and a matching bench have been added to London designer Mathias Hahn's E8 range of colourful wooden furniture.
Tables from 1.2 to 2.6 metres in length are also now available and the benches come in corresponding sizes. The wooden seats can be upholstered in fabric or leather.
Also shown at the event were pendant lamps made of cable ties, plus a shimmering target was installed in front of a medieval gate.
Mathias Hahn sent us the following information:
The long and narrow format of the original E8 Table allows it to be used as an every-day work and kitchen table, where temporary items such as laptops or paperwork can easily sidestep during meal times. With its overhangs it also serves as a full size dining table when needed.
Now, the E8 family has grown and the table is available in a variety of additional sizes and colours. The adaptation of the design into a range of tables varying from 1200mm to 2600mm length offers a very versatile selection which covers all areas of domestic live and work scenarios, but is also attractive for the contracting market.
The contrast between natural timber and colour emphasises the two-dimensional character of the top surface and its quality as a worktop. All surfaces except the top are coloured, using a staining technique that offers saturated and bright colours, while ensuring that the natural texture of the wood remains visible. Unlike lacquer, which scratches off easily, this method allows the table to wear gracefully over time while maintaining the character of the material.
Corresponding to the E8 Table, there is now the E8 Bench, which also comes in a range of different lengths, relating to the table configurations. The bench is designed alongside the language of the table however deliberately created to work well as a stand-alone piece in its own right, which is why it does not have the overhangs of the table. It comes in a wooden version and is also available lightly upholstered in fabric and leather.
E8 is available in a broad set of colours, including different shades of cold and warm grey and several spot colours.