Jaime Hayón designs Analog table for use in home, office or restaurant
Milan 2014: Spanish designer Jaime Hayón has created a table for furniture company Republic of Fritz Hansen that can be used at home or at work (+ slideshow).
Jaime Hayón designed the Analog to highlight the importance of tables as a central meeting point in the home and office.
"The table is an underrated piece of furniture," said Hayón. "In my eyes, the table is the heart of the home, the heart of the office, the heart of the restaurant."
The designer teamed up with Republic of Fritz Hansen to create a piece of furniture that can easily fit in any of those spaces.
"At the table, we share our greatest joys and sorrows, and at the end of the day, some of the greatest things in life happens at the table."
The result is a desk that doesn't conform to any one stereotype in table design.
"It's neither square, round nor oval but something in between, which supports dialogue and intimacy," said Hayón.
The Analog's elongated shape features four wooden legs arranged at diagonals to allow more people to fit around the desk at the same time. The table top meets the legs vertically, connecting the table with its support.
"I have worked a lot with the shape of the table and the way in which it is simultaneously heavy and light, so that it exudes quality," said Hayón.
The Analog comes as either a six or eight person table. There are five different table top and leg colours and finishes, including oak and walnut veneer.