New at the 2018 Milan Furniture Fair: Rolf Benz 988. Time for Table Talks.
17th April 2018 / Milan / Nagold. Rolf Benz 988 is a character piece that unconventionally connects nature with culture, art with architecture, and geometry with sculpture. Optionally made of oak or American walnut, this table shows the design-related excellence solid wood is capable of achieving.
Designer Bodo Sperlein is the table’s spiritual father. Stone, silver, ceramic, wood – Sperlein has a fondness for traditional materials and traditional craftsmen’s techniques, which he catapults time and again into the 21st century with an unexpected twist. The native German has based his studio in London’s South Bank and his interconnected and poetic designs are astonishing. He mixes opulence with simplicity and refinement with purity, he combines high-tech flat screens with the warm gold tones of Art Deco, converts minimalistic LED lights into sophisticated lustre …
Even the Rolf Benz 988 table, whose sensual, biomorphic forms contrast with clear lines is an artefact of the 21st century. “Today, only a few companies are still able to realise such craft-based, lavish designs. My table is an homage to craftsmanship,” reflects Bodo Sperlein, whose designs are inspired by art, philosophy and architecture, just like the continuing cult of gourmet cooking. All these developments can be seen in Rolf Benz 988. Bodo Sperlein has created a real table icon with great sensitivity for the premium brand.
The table is 75 cm high, 107 cm deep and can be supplied in different table lengths. In addition to natural wood tones, the “Black oak” version is also available.Rolf Benz 988 product features:
- Artistic solid wood table sculpture
- Dimensions: 220 cm, 240 cm or 260 cm x 107 cm; height: 75 cm
- Material: Table top and legs made of solid wood in light oak, dark oak or American walnut
- Made in Germany
- Design: Bodo Sperlein