Extending its modern take on the traditional technique of marquetry, Tavla adds a round dining table to its lineup. The captivating geometrics of the tabletop are created with dual contrasting shades of walnut, inlaid with an artisan finesse. Pool studio’s Léa Padovani and Sébastien Kieffer were inspired by the similar use of the decorative craft for backgammon tables, and named Tavla with the Iranian word for the game in honor of Léa’s heritage.
29.5" h x 47.2" dia (75x120cm)
Wood, steel, walnut
Paris-based Petite Friture (French for “small fry”) champions new names as well as veteran designers as they collaborate on objects, lighting and furniture, all created for everyday life. “Emerging talents benefit from the exposure of the more established talents, while established talents remain fresh and open to new ideas thanks to the contact with emerging talents,” says founder Amelie du Passage. “I like to think of Petite Friture as the meeting point.”
Every product tells its own story. “It alludes to happiness, the sunshine, and a simple but pleasing dish to share with people you love,” Amelie says. “In short, it means many positive things that make life worthy.” She sees the workings of the much-heralded brand, which only debuted in 2009, much like a book editor. “Our role is to gather all of these mini-narratives together and combine them to create the Petite Friture story.”