‘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.