Understated elegance and artisan craftsmanship: Flexform’s Kobo Table
10 NOV 2023 · design no comment · please comment
Among the latest additions of 2023, Flexform’s Kobo Table might be one of the most interesting ones. Due to its understated elegance, the article features in the most recent collection by the Italian brand and was designed by Patrick Norguet.
Minimalist, made of artisan craftsmanship, Flexform’s Kobo Table is inspired by furniture-making traditions of African nations and is able to compose spaces with almost every single seating option of the brand.
Beyond that, Kobo follows a crucial trend that major companies must embrace: ensuring accessibility in both outdoor and indoor settings. The best materials in the world, however, are applied for the two ambiences. Check below some details.
Kobo for interiors
Indoor Dining Table
Kobo’s structure reflects the traits of many cultures. That being said, the African nations - and their furniture-making traditions - are more evident, especially when realizing the simplicity and strength features that are so common in designs of the continent.
The concept of the table traces back to the layering of an impressively thick top over turned legs with an equally impressive diameter. The expressive texture of the wood and its exquisite craftsmanship fill the design with body and substance.
Kobo’s series comes in coffee and side tables, alongside the great dining table. Regardless of the choice, this Flexform creation brings an aura of understated elegance to homes with the most diverse styles.
The top is available in many materials, such as Canaletto walnut veneer, stained walnut extra, or even ash veneer. For the feet, there is metal with satin, chrome, burnished, black chrome or glossy anthracite finish.
Kobo for exteriors
Kobo outdoor Side Table.
Kobo Outdoor keeps the essence of its indoor counterpart: a top and four legs, set apart by their impressive size. Also, the African roots continue to be the main source of inspiration for the designer, Patrick Norguet.
Thus, the deliberate simplicity finds its force in the expressive qualities of solid iroko, a wood perfect to endure direct sunlight and other outdoor weather conditions. We highlight the artisan craftsmanship of its parts – the smooth, rounded slats of the top and the turned legs.
Flexform’s Kobo Table family includes dining tables and coffee tables available in various sizes and finishes. As we said previously, the piece can easily be matched with the seating options in the brand’s catalog.
Art Basel in Miami
Flexform’s Kobo Table will be featured at the company’s Miami Flagship showroom during the Art Basel 2023, an exhibition in Miami set to happen between December 6th and 10th.