design et al are delighted to announce the further success of Atelier Allain Ellouz In the Table Category of The International Product Design Awards 2015
This table has been realized in partnership with Philippe Hurel. It has been created with a very pure line concept in which a meeting between quality materials pays homage to the art of sculpture. The feet are cast in solid bronze and are topped with a backlit alabaster slab which forms the shape of the table.
It is a dual; function table, working as a dining table in an informal environment and as a formal meeting table in a directors office. The shape lends itself to the dining experience as the tapered smooth ends allow for a smooth distribution of dishes and encourage the act of sharing. This feature along with the option of the back light allow the room to feel intimate and extraordinary creating a focal point in any room it sits within.
Since 2000, sculptor and entrepreneur Alain Ellouz has been working with alabaster. The heart of an alabaster rock is rich in subtle patterns that are revealed only by light. As many other precious stones whose brilliance is concealed, alabaster in the rough actually has the appearance of a grey and dull stone. Several steps are required for its transformation into a piece of art or collection piece.