Mikado side table

by Alain Van Havre for Ethnicraft

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The Mikado side 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.

Design by:

Alain van Havre is Ethnicraft’s in-house designer. The complexity of things has always intrigued him, which led him to study product development at the Design Academy of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. To him, all design embodies the same duality: the aim is to create a timeless product, yet with a hint to the specific moment in which it is made

” 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.”