Riad table is an enhancement of the traditional manufacturing process and graphic motifs of hydraulic tiles. These concrete tiles emerged in Mediterranean Europe in the early 20th century as an industrial response to old mosaic floors. The drawings of Riad are inspired by traditional designs that can be found from the Alhambra of Granada to the Great Mosque of Damascus.
The idea behind this product is to decontextualise a construction material –the hydraulic tile– by isolating and objectifying it.
The result is a table for indoors and outdoor whose hexagonal shape offers the possibilty to reproduce a “raised floor” combining as many pieces as desired.
*Prices excl. VAT and transportation are effective from APRIL 2014, subject to change.
Riad Making of
Riad table enhances the mixture of basic materials such as concrete used in traditional processes, with some other hi-tech techniques as the stainless steel CNC turning used for the metal insert and the legs, adapting the natural language and finishing of each of them in order to create a perfect match.
Great part of the designing process lies in resolving what is not visible to the naked eye. Therefore it has been necessary to research more technical materials to lighten, reinforce and resize the product, as well as to intervene in its traditional manufacturing process in order to accurately place a metalic piece which works as a node to reinforce the object and, at the same time, to position the legs in perfect geometry.
Alvaro Catalán de Ocón & Francesco Faccin.
ø: 45 cm.
H: 50 cm.
This product is suitable for outdoor use although it should not be left outside in wet conditions.
Flat packed (56,5 x 49,5 x 4 cm). Weight: 7,1 kg.
Concrete side table with stainless steel legs and rubber feet.