design et al are delighted to announce that Davidson London have been shortlisted for Table Award within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2018.
The primary objective for Davidson London was to design a contemporary dining table that is elegant, unique and practical in design. The table should work as a hall table or centre dining table whilst having the ability to sit up to twelve people at a 2-metre diameter. It was important that the dining table exhibited the Davidson style whilst still using new techniques in the making as well as new finishes.
The magnificent dining table sits with a circular radial veneer top in a rich hand tinted sycamore dusk with a clear water base acrylic lacquer, to achieve a perfect high gloss finish. A 6mm hardwood edging to the top and bottom of the deep frieze was used for protection. The top sits on a capstan shaped base in a lightly distressed glimmering 24ct moon gold leaf to create a shimmering reflection when the table catches the light. The base was originally hand carved in wood which the designers then had cast in resin to minimize the weight and cost of the table without compromising quality. It would prevent cracking and allow a smooth finish for the glimmering moon gold gilding which consists of bronze and champagne tones.
The table works incredibly well in the rich hand tinted sycamore dusk but works equally well, depending on the clients chosen colour scheme, in a hand tinted black sycamore and a shimmering white gold leaf. The Rosebery dining table can be made in a selection of sizes and finishes with the minimum size at 1.2 meters in diameter and the largest size at 2 meters in diameter. Davidson London design team enjoyed looking at all the different finishes for the base. There were 4 different gold leaves in the running, 18ct lemon gold, 22ct moon gold, 22ct yellow gold and 13.25 white gold leaf.
The base of the table was originally hand carved in wood, so the designers were able to cast the base in resin. Their original prototype had issues with cracking so making it in the resin removed this problem but also reduced the weight by half which is something to always take into consideration when selling abroad. Davidson London are actively looking at ways to help the environment through design. They have recently changed over to a new lacquer which is better for the atmosphere. Additionally, certain types of woods such as mahogany and rosewood are not used within their designs.