THE SCUPTURAL TABLE
Float is a sculptural coffee table that challenges senses and perception. A massive metal cone apparently floats above a mirror polished steel base.
The geometrical design is softened by refined details such as the bezelled lip on the edges of the perfect circle of the cone.
Luca Nichetto was born in 1976 in Venice. He studied at the city’s Istituto statale d’arte, before undertaking a degree in industrial design at the Università Iuav di Venezia, from which he graduated in 1998. In 1999, Nichetto began his professional career with Murano-based glass maker Salviati, later becoming a product designer and consultant for lighting company Foscarini. In 2006, he founded his eponymous practice in Venice. In 2011 he moved to Stockholm, Sweden, to open a second studio and he continues to live in and work from this city. Over the course of his career, Nichetto has served as art director for many international design brands and he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the design industry.
Today, Nichetto Studio works with a variety of brands and clients from all around the world, and its expertise is sought out across all design disciplines. A deep passion for, and knowledge of, industrial and craft manufacturing processes runs through every aspect of the studio’s work. Nichetto Studio’s projects abound in carefully selected cultural references and a keen attention to detail. The practice’s unique position within both Scandinavian and Italian design culture has given Nichetto Studio worldwide recognition. Appreciation of its work extends far beyond the confines of the design industry.
What was the original inspiration for the Float coffee table ?
Can you sketch Float in your dream house ?
ITALIAN INDUSTRIAL TRADITIONS
The production of Float is a technical challenge and each table is made artisanally to the specification of our clients.
The upper cone made of spun metal is made in a workshop where clock tower dials have been turned for a century with a technic that has hardly evolved. The paint job is then similar to the process used for collector car bodies to get this perfect deep and shinly laquered finish unique to classic cars.
In additon to the 3 classics and 4 new colors, the Float table can be produced with a bespoke color for a very unique sculptural table.