Big Table by Bonaldo: Thoughts?

February 5, 2010 | By | Comments (0)

I just love furniture, don’t you? Especially a few statement makers.  That’s why the moment I heard about the Big Table designed by Alain Gilles in Brussels for Bonaldo of Italy that was recently crowed with the Good Design award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. This award is one of the most prestigious, and oldest, design awards and as a result the Big Table shown below will become part of the permanent collection of the museum. So now that we know of all that, I ask you Real Simple readers, what do you think? Do you like it? Why? Not like it? Why?




“It has been sculpted in 3D by the hand rather than by the pure logic of the computer. Even though it is a large functional table, and follows some strict rules, all the legs have their own characteristics and have been positioned and oriented manually in order to give the whole structure a warmer and more human feeling.
A mix of rather traditional materials, steel and wood, give a rather unexpected and fresh product.”




About the legs, they are made from steel plates that were laser cut and then folded and all have different dimensions. From any angle that the table is viewed, this sculptural yet functional piece of furniture takes on a new look and feel.


Bonaldo is an Italian company founded in the 1930’s and you can learn more about them on their website here. Above you can see it at the Modefabriek show in Amsterdam on the stand Belgium Presents.

So what do you think? Would you have this table in your home?

(images: bonaldo)