Plate Dining Table
Jasper Morrison, 2018
- MDF table tops: 25 mm thick, powder-coated finish.
- Solid wood table tops: 22 mm thick, oiled; natural oak or dark oak with protective natural lacquer finish.
- Glass table top: 12 mm thick, float glass with satin finish, lacquered underside, ground edge.
- Marble table top: 15 mm thick, Carrara marble, brushed and waxed.
- Base: legs in die-cast aluminium, extruded crossbars, powder-coated.
- Origin of wood: oak (Quercus robur) from Germany and France.
Plate Dining Table
Like all of the designs developed by Jasper Morrison in collaboration with Vitra, the Plate Dining Table reflects the tenets of his 'super normal' design philosophy. Morrison explains: 'The objects that perform best do so not because they look beautiful or valuable but because they have the essential code of being good at what they are.' Finely balanced proportions and the subtle interplay of planes and curves give the Plate Dining Table an unassuming, refined appearance that can be complemented by a wide variety of chairs, both contemporary and classic. The tapered legs with a quarter-circle profile and the slender frame adhere to the principle of an efficient use of materials: as much as necessary, as little as possible. This lends the table an elegant, graceful silhouette. Details such as the gently splayed legs or the slight overhang of the table top are reminiscent of archetypal tables – reinterpreted in a modern idiom. The deft combination of aesthetic elements and structural details make the Plate Dining Table appear immediately familiar and perfectly at home in any interior. The Plate Dining Table is available in several sizes and colours, with table tops in solid wood, glass, marble or MDF. This selection makes it possible to find the ideal version for many different settings.
Jasper Morrison lives and works in London and Tokyo. His designs are expressions of the ‘super normal’ design philosophy: rather than seeking unusual or extravagant results, he often breathes new life into proven solutions by means of reinterpretation, further development and refinement. He has worked together with Vitra on a regular basis since 1989.