I regret not having a photo of this Simply Solid oak table from a distance, it is stunning. First off at 270cm x 110 it’s an impressive size. The pale deep table top seems to float above the black legs that curve down away from it, a very modernist look. But these tables are far from the industrial production so loved of the modernists, it is made over many weeks by master craftsmen in a Belgian workshop. It would fit in perfectly anywhere that wants to feel simple and contemporary yet textured and warm rather than completely bare.
The traditional joinery is accentuated as the leg joints are not dissimulated but made obvious and the grooves of the large oak grain run across the joint. The texture of the grain on the table top is confounded with the lined ridge texture created by two days of buffing, which was incidentally such heavy going that it broke one power-tool. This bumpy texture however is silky smooth to the touch thanks to it’s ultimate sanding and liming. This is the first of its series and it needs to be specifically ordered. It is available in three colours and three lengths, in fact it is so recent that it has not yet appeared on their web site.