IPD Awards 2014: Black & Key Shortlisted for the Table Award

design et al are pleased to announce that Black & Key have been shortlisted into the Table category in the International Product Design Awards 2014

The Arabesque table is inspired by famous single pedestal tables designed in the past, but the aim was to make it distinctly different. At Black & Key they pride themselves on creating designs which are unique yet based on our design heritage, from Art Nouveau and Art Deco to Modernism.



This timeless classical piece features an octagonal base and an elegant curved pedestal. Its willowy and flowing curve is reminiscent of a ballerina’s graceful ballet pose. The antique brass detailing accentuates the soft curve of the base and lends the piece to both classic and contemporary settings as a dining or centre table. The table is available in any of Black & Key’s veneers and can be detailed in any of our metal finishes.


“We create designs which we hope will please and tempt many. Our pieces are designed with adaptability in mind – designers can make this piece their own by choosing different veneers and a variety of metal finishes from our collection. There is also flexibility in size – the base accommodates a top up to 1600mm. in diameter. Alternatively, two pedestals can be combined for a larger rectangular or oval table-top.” explains Karin Verzariu, Managing Director of Black & Key.

The favourite aspect of the table is the flowing curve of the base and the contrast between the sharpness of the metal and the smoothness of the veneer. The visual relationship between the octagonal base and the circular top creates an interesting divergence of geometries.