Lighter than a flower: Butterfly table by Angelo Tomaiuolo

Could be possible than a table is lighter than a flower? Impossible for the rules of the gravity, but if we allowed a flying imagination to jump and crawl inside the design universe, here is Butterfly.

This new table designed by Angelo Tomaiuolo for Tonin Casa addresses the lightness of those little insects which we love trying to catch in the forest or over a poppy field.

Presented for the very first time at the Salone del Mobile 2013, Butterfly softly flying between a classic style and a modern design.

The willowy multi-layer thermo curved base is in black walnut, dark oak or lacquered white.

What is all the fuss about? It makes a single ribbon-shape which strongly characterised the creation of Tomaiuolo, which resembles in fact the wings of a perfect symmetric butterfly.

The base is available in walnut or dark solid wood or in a white varnished version. The surface can be of marble, wood or glass.

Who is Angelo Tomaiuolo? A creative who works on a range of disciplines, from industrial design and interiors to architecture and exhibitions, and indeed a free spirit who uses frequently  images coming from Mother Nature and an hard-worker who boasts collaborations with internationally beloved architects such as Massimiliano Fuksas and Matteo Thun.

The use of renewable energy sources, low-impact and recyclable materials is part of his philosophy, which includes fluidity and ergonomics, too.  The topological and morphological organic references is respectful thus slightly ironic, as Butterfly demonstrates well.

In the mood for nature, Butterfly is very interesting wooden dining table, with an audacious “signature” in the base for a hint on the new classic marching inside our living room.

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