The mythical round table
There is something almost mythical about the round table. There were the knights of the round table in King Arthur's court, where the round table reflected the equality of the knights and there was the imprisoned Danish king Christian 2 at Sønderborg Castle which, according to the narratives, should have worn a groove on his round table edge with his thumb during his restless walks around the table .
The round table goes well back in history and can unity a party that no other kind of table can.
The round shape creates an equilibrium
It was the early Greeks and Romans who in ancient times began to create and use dining tables in connection with their parties and banqueting rooms. Initially, the dining tables were rectangular to give an overview of the person at the end of the table, typically the head of the family.
Later, the round dining table came in to play. It gave a completely different and much more equal view of the table for all, and therefore also created a more informal atmosphere. That way, the round table can be something that neither the oval, the rectangular or the square can.
A round table with contrasts and harmony
In Danish furniture design, one of the most iconic round tables is Poul Kjærholm's PK54, which combines the table's circular surface with square shapes at the constellation of the table legs.
PK54 has gradually become one of the most iconic Danish table design classics and is clearly a great inspiration for many furniture designers when it comes to the development of the round table.
In our design of the round table Hector, we have created a table that combines concrete and wood, as well as the circular shape of the tabletop and the sculptural expressions of the legs that are combined with our iconic assembly ring.
Our round table is thus both rustic and floating elegant in its expression.