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Centenniale coffee table by Joanna Laajisto for Nikari

Nov 05, 2023

Dezeen Showroom: architect and designer Joanna Laajisto worked with 100-year-old wood – embracing cracks and imperfections – to create the Centenniale coffee table for Finnish brand Nikari.

Made of a single piece of wood, the design's tabletop is elongated and sharp-edged but rests on blocky, rounded legs that show off the unique variations and textures in the timber.

"Over 100-year-old wood is allowed to show its true character, colour variations, cracks and marks," said Laajisto of the Centenniale table, which debuted at Milan design week 2023.

"Some people might call these imperfections, but I think they are the essence of the piece and should be embraced."

Centenniale has a low profile that adds to its character, which Laajisto says helps to bring harmony and calmness into a space — as do its contrasting forms.

The Centenniale coffee table is made of solid ash or oak woods, and comes in a range of sizes.

Product: CentennialeDesigner: Joanna LaajistoBrand: NikariContact: [email protected]

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