Bird Coffee Table by Poltrona Frau
A hundred years since the birth of Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985), an important figure in Finnish art and design, Poltrona Frau revisits a piece of which, until now, only a handful of examples existed. The Bird side table is a project that symbolises Wirkkala’s natural and organic poetry. The piece is a delicate furniture craftsmanship with a sinuous shape, simple yet abstract, inspired by the silhouette of a bird, a recurring theme in Wirkkala’s work as a sculptor and designer. The delicate furniture craftsmanship is completed with the conical insert of cut birch that runs though the centre along the entire length of the top. This feature, painted black, creates an incisive graphic symbol that continues in the curved solid birch leg, an elegant visual reference to the beak of a wading bird. The second leg is made out of black-painted solid birch wood and further defines the bird’s shape. The natural oil and wax-based surface finish is organic and transparent, enhancing the beauty of the wood.
For the first time, Poltrona Frau has mass-produced the side table and faced a real manufacturing challenge in doing so. The workmanship on the surface is highly complex. The strata of layers of cut birch wood of varying thicknesses create a characteristic symmetrical and diagonal surface design. The result is unpredictable, making each product unique.
W142 x D75 x H48 cm
The top is created from a special layering of sheets of rotary-cut birch of different thickness that creates a distinctive symmetrical diagonal design on the surface. It is completed by a conical insert of cut birch that runs through the centre, along the entire length of the top, and continues up to the end of the curved leg.
Feet in black-painted solid birch wood.
The top has an organic (natural oil and wax-based ) and transparent surface finish, which enhances the beauty of the wood.
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