TE-452 dining table
TE-454 dining table
TE-455 dining table
TE-456 dining table
Oak – Soap / Beeswax / Tannin black
Walnut – Beeswax
Ash – Black / Charcoal grey / Snow white / Dark wenge
Lotus moon is a table – resembling a large lotus leaf – with a delicate upright rim at the edge of the
tabletop, like on dishes or trays. The rim naturally rises from the tabletop, since it is carved and
smoothly polished inside a solid board. A long time is spent to create the rim, of which fine surface
is manually finished at the end. There is a Japanese tradition to dine by using a small personal table,
such as a hakozen (box table) or gozen. The walls of the small personal tables prevent spillage, just
like trays. We desired to create a presence resembling the traditional Japanese personal table, by
likening the large tabletop to a lotus leaf. Lotus leaves are considered to be symbols of sanctity
where Buddha statues at shrines and temples are placed. The table with the large rim will have a
unique sense of presence in a given space.
The tabletop with the large rim sits on top of the base – which is surrounded by four legs and the
rungs that connect the legs – leaving a slight gap between them. This also provides better stability.
The Lotus moon table resembles a small lotus leaf, floating in the pond of a temple or shrine.