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Candela Table — Side Table / Smoke
The Candela Table is an homage to Felix Candela, a pioneer architect who pushed the boundaries of concrete during the 1950s in Mexico. Just as Candela did for structural concrete in his time, the concept utilizes Glass Fiber-Reinforced Concrete, GFRC, to create an otherwise impossible design in concrete. The design holds a strong bond with Mexican modernism, reinterpreting it to a contemporary furniture design for interior and exterior spaces.
Using Candela’s concept of cascarones — thin shells made out of reinforced concrete — the design exploits the features of GFRC in its light and fluid form. The geometric hypars are an elegant expression of the enduring work of structural design in concrete. The coffee table’s edges float in waves, topped by a glass surface that allows visibility of the concrete body. Using the same geometric reasoning, the waves are truncated to form a side table.
Warning: This product was manufactured with chemicals including Silica, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Lead time: 6-8 weeks
Jorge Diego Etienne
Launched during Milan Design Week in 2017, the limited edition Candela Tables were designed by Jorge Diego Etienne to reinterpret Mexican modernism to a contemporary furniture design that would be flexible to both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Jorge Diego Etienne is an industrial designer living and working in Monterrey, Mexico. He founded his Industrial Design Studio in 2012, where he has worked with a variety of clients in Mexico and abroad. His Candela Tables received the Architectural Digest’s Iconos del Diseño Award for Best Furniture Design of the Year in 2018.