84" x 42" oblong dining table
84" x 42" oblong dining table
W 84 x D 42 x H 29
One of the great collaborations between manufacturing and design has been the teaming up of Tadao Ando, who John named one of his sons after, and Carl Hansen, New Breed has taken a page from these masters. This piece uses a language of 1 1/4” solid wood combined with 2 1/2” solid dowels. the oblong table is inviting in a way rectilinear tables can never be, ask Isle Crawford. The apertures are perfect for chord management, domestic hardwoods are used in every piece, it takes some learning to get used to such a sculptural table, but when you do, you’ll never want another boring table top again
sub-series one (tables and a chair)
knuckle joint as sculptural structure
New Breed has been developing a complete line of furniture, including chairs, stools, benches, side tables, coffee tables, dining tables, conference tables, desks, dressers, credenzas, consoles, shelving systems and more all based on one innovation, the PetalPly knuckle joint. Structural components such as legs, arms, and stretchers are shaped to have a smaller half round end that then tappers out into a larger half round with a doughnut like hole. When combined and rotated around a structural dowel/tenon, the effect is amazingly strong while proving to be eye catching. These shapes resemble the petal of a flower, and the layered glued components with alternating grain act like a muscular alpha plywood, thus “PetalPly”.
heirloom as a brand
With a woodworkers conviction, the aim of New Breed is to be known for more than quality, but also building products built to last, and when we say last, we mean for generations. By working with mostly all solid wood in all our products, and going against the trend toward the phony veneer technologies, using all solid wood joinery, we build into each product the added value of heirloom longevity. In theory, our furniture, unless destroyed by natural disaster, can be repaired and refinished endlessly, made like new for hundreds of years in the future. Add to that, our designs are also timeless, and you get furniture future grandchildren will fight over.
power of the penetration
Forgive us, this sounds naughty, but really it’s true. These early pieces became instantly popular because of the sculptural nature of the penetrations that lets both light and space travel through each piece creating an experience in which as you move around, especially the tables, you get to see the understructure and legs through the center opening and the slots emanating from the center. Not only are the penetrations unique, but the structure such as the legs and arms are passing up to the top, blurring distinctions between tops and bases. The radiating opening are not only intriguing visually, but also serve an important function, they are elegant wood expansion solutions that control wood movement, and allow for any sized top.