The defining feature of the Facette dining table, designed by Alain van Havre, is obtained by alternating geometric shapes in order to catch the light differently from any perspective, just like the Facette dining chair. The repetition of geometric shapes creates volume, like in Brutalist architecture which served also served as an inspiration for this dining table.
” Wood is a living material. Even after being cut, solid wood continues to live and evolve. Every single piece of wood is unique and has to be considered as such. Solid wood has had a long life before it is made into furniture. Every panel wears the scars of growth. As I see it, the wood is an ideal canvas that allows the material to take on unique characteristics through a natural aging process.”