A table as virtuous and elegant as an Aria in the opera house. The tapered legs seem to let the top to float freely and yet firmly grounded: free and at the same time captured by the distinct form language.
Material Solid oak, lacquered metal plates for reinforcement.
Dimensions 19.69"W x 14.57"H
Product Care Wipe with damp cloth.
Lamps, cutlery, furniture, carpets, and a lot of one-off artistic projects adorn a resume that contain a number of functional pieces of art ‘Yes, the Uggi-Light, made 20 years ago together with my friend and colleague Fanney Antonsdóttir, is quite special You take out the meat of a large codfish, you clean, sew, and reform it, and then you let it dry for three weeks, and voilà you have a lamp No, the cat won’t destroy it, it doesn’t smell at all It’s a reflection on our Icelandic heritage and cultural history where whole fish is still dried on wood constructions in some part of Iceland’ Aria Table is quite the opposite: finely crafted wood that create the illusion of zero gravity thanks to the tapered legs not touching and protruding above the massive table top Originally from Reykjavik, Dögg Guðmundsdóttir made her abode in Copenhagen after she finished IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Milan back in the ‘90s Here she continued her studies as a guest student at the Danish Design School She completed her master’s degree in design management at the School of architecture of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Recently, she has completed a teaching degree in Arts for Teachers at LHI (ListaháskóliÍslands) in Reykjavik, the Icelandic University of the Art When not consulting and teaching sustainable innovation, she develops her Scandinavian take on modernist Danish design, always with a touch of her Icelandic heritage
‘This is really a masterwork,’ says a satisfied Anders Färdig, artistic director and founder of Design House Stockholm, ‘all in solid oak and with finely crafted details. The Japanese quality dye has been polished layer after layer into the wood.’
Legs and the tabletop seem to be separated; the circular plate suspended in plain air. The illusion is retained thanks to the tapered legs that protrude slightly above the rimmed top surface, keeping it in a firm grip to balance flight and permanence. Add a second lower table and let it slide in partly underneath. The Aria Tables will add character to any space: elegant and with a light appearance. ’I choose the name Aria inspired by the opera and air itself’, says Dögg Guðmundsdóttir, Icelandic designer based in Copenhagen. ‘It’s like singing an air, and it does really fly like music, or a Frisbee if you like.’ Aria was first shown at The Cabinetmaker’s Autumn Exhibition in 2015 at the Øregaard Museum in Copenhagen. The version presented by Design House Stockholm has grown compared to the original, which had to contend with a mere 60 by 60 centimeters, and shared legs.