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AN ARCHITECTURAL TABLE

Lamina is a dinner table relying on the intersection of marble slabs. Hannes Peer drew his inspiration from the conceptual work of architects Claude Parent (France) or John Lautner (US) who liberated architecture from the classic “cubic” spaces and introduced movement through oblique lines in their buildings in the 60’s. The interlocking triangle shaped legs of Lamina give it both a sense of equilibrium and dynamism.

HANNES PEER

THE DESIGNER

Hannes Peer Architecture is an architecture and design studio that specializes in luxury retail, hospitality and residential spaces, founded in 2009 and based in Milan.

The constant theme is the search for eclecticism as well as high quality in the design at all scales through the study of the close relationship between architecture, historical context and new technologies mediating between craftsmanship and industrial production. The language used in the design is stratified and eclectic, uniting poetic vision and rigorous design. The studio’s projects are recognizable by their strong iconographic identity, based upon continuous research on colours and materials and the contamination between the various contemporary languages.

 

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HANNES PEER'S INSPIRATION

" The aim was to design an iconic architectural dining table that is immediately recognizable through its sculptural form and shapes, that has a strong yet simple presence and that is pure in its materiality. The outcome is a table that is completely made of marble that appears light and streamlined in spite of the mass and robustness and solidity. The inspiration for the design of the 'Lamina' table is to be found in the 'oblique function' of Claude Parent and the theoretical work of his partner Paul Virilio. Their idea was that the stable order of architectural space, both vertical and horizontal, could be modified with the inclination of its envelopes, generating a dynamism far from merely static shapes. The sense of vision ceased to be a protagonist in spatial perception and the rest of the senses were also included, leading to a new type of imbalance which, from a historical perspective, came to be known as 'archaeology of the oblique'. As well, the 'Lamina' table has drawn immense inspiration from the Sheats/Goldstein House designed by John Lautner, its inclined roof, as well the sculptural approach that defined Lautner's work. "

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