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Bartoli Design, from thought to product: how to design functional, quality and timeless tables.

Bartoli Design, Octa table Bonaldo
Bartoli Design, Octa table Bonaldo
Bartoli Design, from thought to product: how to design functional, quality and timeless tables. it has been modified: 2019-02-19 di Vincenti Volonté Communication

The tables, objects of great symbolic value, the center of conviviality in the family and with friends, are among the products that, over the years, have characterized the evolution of Bartoli Design. Important elements both from the aesthetic point of view and the organization of the spaces, are objects intended to be present for a long time in the homes and, for this reason too, their design starts from an in-depth research.

The table is composed of two basic elements, the top and the base, and it is precisely this latter that arouses the Studio's greatest interest, both for the technical-structural needs and for the design.
explains Anna Bartoli: "In some models, such as Kristia's Maki, the research is declined in the integration, with grace, of minimal signs that hide a technological heart. In other tables instead, as Rime di Fiam and Octa di Bonaldo, the sign is more evident, the bases are the symbolic center of visual attention ".

As for other furnishing accessories, even for the tables there is a wide offer; the intent of the Firm is therefore to succeed, together with the companies and their peculiarities, to improve their performance, costs and deepen the testing of materials, always looking to the future.
Continue Paolo Bartoli: "We continually research what materials to choose and how to use them in a performance function on the tables: from the glass to the aluminum, from the wood to the metal that has been experimented in the 'shanghai' of the base of Octa".

Furthermore, the various models reflect the soul of the companies for which they were designed and, consequently, their users. Contemporary tables for the home can in fact have very different aspects: minimal and delicate (Maki of Kristalia), imposing and with glass base (Rime di Fiam), completely in molded glass (Ray di Fiam) or having a base like a filiform sculpture (Octa di Bonaldo).

As can be seen, the part that distinguishes them is above all the type and design of the base: with four legs or central options that the Studio has explored over the years and represent, for the customer, a subjective choice rather than functional even if their form and proportion are the characterizing mark of the project.

Analyzing the aesthetic aspect, that of the perception of furniture, Anna Bartoli recalls: "We have always chosen simple and thin thickness, a feature that we appreciate because it gives lightness even to those of limited size; moreover, technically more space remains for the undertop mechanisms. The Rime and Ray models also have the possibility of the transparent glass top that dematerializes them further ".

The functionality that all these models have in common is the extendability, a need felt transversely by many companies and end customers.
Paolo Bartoli then concludes: "We have worked hard to make the extension system simple, functional and not aesthetically impactful, for a clean and usable result with comfort both when the tables are closed and when they are open. In the case of Ray, being transparent, the system is in sight and therefore it is a special, patented mechanism, consisting of a revolving arm that technically and aesthetically characterizes the model. For Maki instead the legs are translated that discover a drawer containing the extensions; in Rime and Octa, which have a central base, the system consists of guides reduced to a minimum and hidden under the air, which directly drag the extensions. All have great potential in terms of lengthening: from moderate measures for everyday use, you can switch to longer lengths for special occasions ".

Bartoli Design, Rime, Fiam

Bartoli Design, Rime, Fiam

Bartoli Design, Ray, Fiam

Bartoli Design, Ray, Fiam

Bartoli Design, Octa table Bonaldo

Bartoli Design, Octa table Bonaldo

Bartoli Design, Maki table, Kristalia

Bartoli Design, Maki table, Kristalia

Bartoli Design, Maki table, Kristalia

Bartoli Design, Maki table, Kristalia

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