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.
” 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.”