The name of this table, T.U. stands for “table unique”, a play on it’s usual meaning of ”taille unique”. I was delighted to find one in the Ligne Roset showroom on rue du Bac since It wasn’t exposed in the previous Ligne Rosset showroom that I’d visited.
This polyvalent system can create a stable table with whichever table top you throw at it. If you don’t have one already Ligne Roset also sells table tops in wood or resin finishes, all having a solid wooden core, and all the elements are made in France.
The concept is similar to that of the Naja table legs that I wrote about last week. The main difference between them being that this system is a trestle style wood clamp, though way chicer than any trestle table that we had in architectural school. The individual trestle element is made up of two legs which can be moved closer together if the table top is narrower, or further apart for a wider table. The T.U.’s clamp can also be adjusted to different thicknesses and there is another support on the underside of the table, (in one of the photos below), on which to rest the table top. This would curb eventual sagging. Does that sounds tricky? well it is. I imagine that it would be easier to have a well balanced table with lined up legs with this system than with the Naja table legs, what better for eating a well balanced meal?