TRESTLE TABLE

Two trestles and some wide planks – or a board – on top is probably the prototype for the world’s first table. Carl Malmsten designed his version in 1945, and on the original drawing the board is in pine plywood and the trestles are made of acid-stained pine. “The edge possible lacquered in English Red”, according to the drawing. A decorative suggestion by a designer with a deep sense of the traditions of allmoge (folk art) furniture. Today, the table is made in birch, and one of humanity’s oldest furniture types is now elevated through Carl Malmsten’s meticulous design to a craft far beyond the simple trestles found in department stores. A classic piece of Swedish folk art furniture and a triumph of simplicity.

DESIGN:

1945

SIZE:

Height: 71 cm, height with board: 74 cm, Length and width of board: optional

MATERIAL:

Birch

PRODUCER:

Tre Sekel