The least ornamental of the three Classical orders of Greek architecture, Doric is recognized for its simplicity, symmetry and restraint, with decorative elements mainly restricted to vertical fluting. Copenhagen studio GamFratesi applied this architectural approach when developing its namesake Doric coffee table, which is a continuation of its Epic table collection and a furthering of its material exploration of natural stone.
An intentional study in contrasts, the tables are at once hefty yet visually lightweight, historic yet contemporary, monumental yet delicate.
Through a process of material subtraction, the designers carved out an inward curve on the tables’ legs, giving it a defining feature — an of-the-moment interpretation of the fluting found on Doric columns — that has a striking sculptural quality.
An expansive square surface sits atop the legs, creating a play of geometric shapes. Made from richly textured limestone or travertine, each with its own distinct colour and veining that add dramatic visual impact: the travertine in nuanced Neutral White and the limestone in the exuberant Electric Gray. Two sizes and shapes are offered, square and oblong. GamFratesi’s Doric Coffee Table will be available August 2022.