French architect Jean Nouvel applies his mastery of contrast and geometric forms to the NVL table, his second collaboration with Italian furniture-maker MDF Italia. Simple in shape, the table defies expectations with its harmonious merging of solidity with visual lightness.
Composed of two volumes made from a single material, the table’s thin surface seems to float about its two-portion base. Enhancing this effect is the central void created as the two symmetrical columns taper upwards – the result is similar to a trilith structure, which consists of two vertical elements supporting a third horizontal one.
NVL is offered with a round tabletop – ideal for fostering conversation in a private dining room – or an oval one – that supports engagement in meeting rooms and executive offices.
The monochromatic piece is available in matte lacquered white, black or red and glossy lacquered white, black, red and coral red. Other variants include reconstructed black and white marble or stone.