Integrated design studio Beauparlant has announced the launch of a table series composed of natural, honest materials of stone, steel and wood that will be exhibiting at the Interior Design show in Toronto January 19-22, 2017 in Studio North, booth #NS20.
The design comes from a desire to provide a post industrial use for the waste material created by the stone countertop industry. Off cuts generated from cutting stone slabs into counter and surfaces are rarely used in secondary products and typically end as landfill. “This table embraces the variety of stones that could be found as remnants, every table base would be different,” says Beauparlant principal - Philippe Beauparlant. Stones discs cut from scrap materials are polished and stacked to form a weighted pedestal base for a variety of table sizes and shapes. An internal threaded rod keeps the stone in place under compression. A laminated white oak top echo’s the layered stone base. In order to keep the interesting stone base visible, a thin layer of felt cut to the shape of the top is used as a table cover instead of a draped cloth.
The weighted pedestal base makes the table suitable for commercial or residential applications while the natural and tactile materials bring a welcoming quality. Beauparlant is currently welcoming possible manufacturers.
Beauparlant is an integrated design firm with a focus on architecture, furniture and interiors that tell a unique story through balancing innovation and practicality. Established in 2003, their portfolio of work represents a wide range of projects from private homes, retail commercial interiors and furniture. Their forward thinking approach and philosophy have resulted in a number of design awards and their work is regularly published online and in print.
Philippe Beauparlant and his team value the positive impact that meaningful design can have on individuals and organizations, developing furniture and interiors with honest materials and enduring appeal.