The Mikado coffee table, designed by Alain van Havre, is not simply a smaller version of the Mikado dining table. It’s a complete reïnterpretation of the larger designs of the dining table and a study of balance and symmetry.
''Wood is the material of the past and the future—it’s an honest and precious material that should be respected. Having almost unlimited possibilities, it could be sculpted, bent, turned and reassembled in almost any shape we can think of. Every day, its boundaries are pushed further. As it is a long-lasting, sustainable material, any design incorporating the material should be timeless but created using techniques that are relevant to the period in which they were made!''