The Edison table is known for its industrial aesthetic, and features a base structure that is composed of four overlapping and interlocking steel pipes.
According to Cassina, designer Magistretti modelled the table’s design on a Milanese gas plant infrastructure.
“Magistretti said that ‘one of the most elegant systems to connect four steel pipes is the one used in gas plants, with a simple cross-shaped joint in cast iron’,” Cassina said.
“And so, in the mid-1980s, the table with a name inspired by the historic Milanese gas company Edison was born,” the brand explained.
Cassina’s redesign, which was carried out with the Vico Magistretti Foundation, involved updating the measurements and materials of the table to offer a more contemporary look and help draw attention to the tubular support structure.
This involved only reintroducing tabletops in clear glass, rather than opaque materials, and manufacturing the base from steel that is painted in a matt black or orange shade called becco d’oca.
The glass top, which is 15 millimetres thick, is available in a rectangular, square, or round shape.
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