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Tense Material

nameTense Material
designerPiergiorgio Cazzaniga
product id1392868
catalog id3100088
year2016
Table featuring new mono-material finishes The important technological innovation it incorporates, combined with the tensioning capacity of the components makes it possible to build tabletops in large sizes which remain perfectly flat and also extremely light.

Frame and tabletops
Natural oak wood with transparent acrylic finish. Top, edges and legs coated by 3mm thick solid wood
Stone, in reconstructed stone, transparent acrylic finish. Top, edges and legs coated with application of 3mm thick material.
Brass, in brass plate, matt brushed finish and transparent acrylic cover. Top, edges and legs coated by 0.5mm brass plate.
Carbone, natural oak, carbonised black, transparent acrylic surface finish. Top, edges and legs covered with a sheet of material in a thickness of about 3mm.
The 35mm thick tabletop is a load-bearing composite board built with an internal frame consisting of either aluminium profiles and polystyrene filler (wood and stone) or an acrylic resin honeycomb and two outer layers of aluminium (brass).
35x35mm steel legs with internal structural tie-rod.

TENSE CARBONE is the ultimate variant in the TENSE MATERIAL collection. Created in solid natural oak wood, thickness 3mm, subjected to surface acid etching treatment applied by using natural acids without chemical additives.

This innovative process inspired by alchemists of the past allows to alter the organic properties of wood.
The reaction of tannins contained in wood generates natural “burning” that endows the surface with a unique carbonised effect.

Contact with the natural acid enhances sensitive wood with the shade and colors of warm intense black, rich in natural gradations that are not uniform but unique.

The natural surface features a special extensive matt finish that is rough and worn, a genuine visual and tactile experience for the user.

Dimensions
The table is available in 24 sizes, height 73cm. The reduction of maximum sizes for the brass version (up to 98x300cm) represents the technical limits of the materials employed to build the tabletops.

Accessories – matt black painted
The table is also available in a version equipped with 1 or 2 openings and an undertop tray. The openings in size 350 or 420mm are in aluminium.
A steel spring can be inserted into the pre- drilled holes (placed every 50cm) at the bottom of the under top tray to group the cables on the floor together.
The preciousness and the special processing of the tops may create finishing and colour differences. Thus any possible visual irregularities of the pattern, shades and surface and colour non uniformity have to be considered precious and unique features.