The tables, objects of great symbolic value, the fulcrum of conviviality with family and 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 spaces, are objects destined to be present for a long time in homes and, also for this reason, their design starts from an in-depth research.
The table is composed of two fundamental elements, the top and the base, and it is the latter that arouses the greatest interest of the Studio, both for technical-structural needs and for design.
explains Anna Bartoli: “In some models, such as Maki by Kristalia, research is declined in the integration, with grace, of minimal signs that hide a technological heart. In other tables, on the other hand, such as Rime di Fiam and Octa di Bonaldo, the sign is more evident, the bases are the symbolic center and visual attention ”.
As for other furnishing accessories, there is also a wide offer for the tables; the intent of the Firm is therefore to be able, together with companies and their peculiarities, to improve their performance, costs and deepen the experimentation 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 are options that the Studio has explored over the years and represent, for the client, a subjective rather than functional choice even if shape 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 transversally 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 ".