BY ATELIER FRANCINE BROOS
The end-grain in the protruding legs adds a completely different character to the wood of the tabletop
Which connects the legs , gives a nice accents and keeps the whole table together
The protruding middle beam ensures an exceptional interaction between the construction, connections and self-supporting elements
Harmonious combination of connections and
Otoko is a solid-wood design table that is perfectly suited to timeless interiors, but also demonstrates its strength as an elegant and minimalistic object in modern surroundings.
The underlying design of this table has been inspired by the Japanese wood joints found in shrines and temples. The Otoko is characterised by its self-supporting construction. All binding elements are invisible due to the use of unique, modern connection techniques.
The Otoko table is available in several standard sizes, although custom-made versions are also possible. The ØDE team will gladly assist you with your preferences, and can also help you to find the ideal place for your Otoko. Download our comprehensive product fact sheet here.
|240 x 90
280 x 100
|300 x 100
320 x 100
340 x 100
Height tabletop bottom
Height tabletop top
Wood is a beautifully lively natural product. Differences in color, drawing and structure give wood character. It is a lively and ‘warm’ material that becomes more beautiful with age. Our tables are finished with a very high quality 2-component lacquer.
TYPE OF WOOD
Natural white oak
Solid wood ‘warps’. This means humidity and temperature can causes changes to take place in the size and shape of the material. ‘Warping’ can be reduced by making sure that the room temperature remains between 15°C and 24°C and humidity remains between 45% and 60%. So do not place your table too close to a heat source (stove, fireplace, radiator, etc.).
Light and air can cause discolouration in wood. Excessive discolouration can mainly be attributed to strong sunlight. It is thus best to place your table so that it is not exposed to too much sunlight.
Our tables are finished with a high-quality matt lacquer which is very strong. However, there are certain things you can do yourself to keep your table beautiful.
When your table has just been varnished, it will take 2 weeks until it is fully cured. So in the 1st period you have to be a little careful. Therefore avoid heavy loads, heat and excess moisture.
Important tips for wooden products with a matt lacquered finish:
• For daily maintenance, the table can simply be wiped with a soft, dry cloth
• Make sure that spilled liquids are cleaned immediately using a soft, clean and slightly moist cloth
• Do not use caustic products
• Use a coaster to prevent water rings. It is also recommended to use coasters for hot objects, best to always use a placemat or tablecloth to avoid scratches and stains.
• Prevent scratching of abrasive surfaces by using felt pads
• It is better not to use abrasives, rough sponges or cleaning equipment, as this will scratch the table top.
Although lacquer is more resistant to moisture than oil, you can expect stains and circles if water or liquid remains on for a long time. Especially moisture that cannot evaporate because it is covered or locked up, will eventually affect the lacquer. So be careful with wet cloths, cups, vases or dishes.
ATELIER FRANCINE BROOS
The underlying design of the Otoko table can be traced back to the Japanese wood joints found in shrines and temples. It is also a literal Japanese translation of the word ‘masculine’. As a result, the Otoko is also characterised by masculine lines and nuances.
The longer that one spends examining the table, the more details catch one’s attention. Every detail in the Otoko has been carefully considered: from the almost invisible connections to the distinctive leached oak cross-connections.
The table’s impressive – for the trained eye – structural elements have been incorporated in a very subtle and almost invisible manner. The middle beam, which in fact divides the two solid sheets of wood, and the braces that hold the foot together, he lps to create a strong self-supporting structure that has a unique minimalistic character.
The underlying design of the Otoko has also been used for a similar ‘feminine’ design called Josei. Both tables are suitable for a variety of purposes: dining, work or conferences. They are perfect for (spacious) homes as well as work environments.
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