The Humo Table, above and below, which I love for its’ sculptural quality, is described on 1st Dibs:
[The] Alquimia collection center-piece is a 2.6 meter long dining-table that aims to create a visual balance based on counterweight.
The body of the table is made of oiled and burnt steel, which is completed with a sealed burnt white oak cover and held together by a 300 kg Mexican Orizaba black marble.
To find the perfect stone, we looked directly in a quarry for a black marble with enough weight, personality and size to support the rest of the structure. It was important that the shape of the stone was carved by the mountain and the environmental conditions.
We created a two inch white oak top, which we burnt with a hand held torch using a technique very similar to the one known in Japan as Yakisugi, in order to protect the wood from weathering and to give it a unique color and texture.
It’s a stunning piece of functional art and would look brilliant in the white space of our minimalist kitchen, as would a couple of the Ceniza Chairs to go with.
Sadly, as the reality of budgetary constraint settles upon us, I’m not quite sure we can find the mega-£££ needed to fund this level of interior decor investment but I live in hope … 🖤