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1140 table by Werner Aisslinger for Thonet


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1140 table by Werner Aisslinger for Thonet

Dezeen Showroom: Werner Aisslinger has designed the 1140 table for Thonet as a hub for dining or co-working that is strong enough to dance on.

The multifunctional Thonet table 1140 can adapt from a desk to a dining table in the home, as well as being suitable for co-working spaces, libraries or seminar rooms.

1140 table by Werner Aisslinger for Thonet
The 1140 table has a light appearance with no stabilising frame

Featuring solid oak legs and a 42-millimetre-thick blockboard tabletop covered in wood veneer, the table is strong but appears light because it requires no stabilising frame.

Aisslinger originally designed the 1140 table for the BaseCamp student housing project in Lyngby, Denmark, where strength and stability were key.

1140 table by Werner Aisslinger for Thonet
Its rounded legs are joined to the table with metal connectors

“It was crucially important right from the start that we created a very stable piece, making sure the tabletop and legs were securely attached to one another,” said Aisslinger.

“You should be able to dance on this table but it shouldn’t need an elaborate support system underneath that just gets in the way.”

The legs of the 1140 table are distinctively rounded on their outer edge, meaning there are no corners to bump into, and joined to the table using a metal fitting that provides a discreet visual detail.

Product: 1140 table
Designer: Werner Aisslinger
Brand: Thonet

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