Taro Dining Table: Rectangular
The design of Taro collection’s magnificent rectangular dining table was drawn from the premium European solid oak, aged upwards of 150 years. Jasper Morrison’s functional and understated ethos not only meant choosing the most appealing planks while mindful of minimizing wastage but also emphasizing the rich wood grain. A standout in either the home or in a work-conference setting, Fredericia’s table is a marvel of fine craftsmanship and is available in a choice of handsome oiled or lacquered finishes.
28.7" h x 86.6" w x 36.8" d (73x220x93.5cm)
Lacquered or oiled oak
“We do things in 3-D on computers these days,” says Jasper Morrison, reflecting on a 35-year career as a designer. “We are considerably more efficient and precise, and we are able to have much more control over the finished article.” This giant of British design has been responsible for everything from alarm clocks to appliances, from telephones to trains (the Hannover Tram, the largest European light rail of its time.) Along the way, he’s collaborated with numerous brands including Alessi, Cappellini, Muji and Sony. Yet Jasper is unpretentious about his vast influence, honing in on a product’s function and even entitling his recent retrospective "Thingness," which, with typical perspective, he defines as "the quality that makes a thing good at what it does.”