Comprised simply of a top and a base, the table is long established as an indispensable tool to life. The Osmose table is a celebration of the chance encounter between marble and wood, the transformation of a chip of mountain and a fragment of timber.
The materials are cut without knowing what will be found inside, thereby giving free expression to their natural patterns, and thus producing pieces that are unique and unpredictable in appearance.
“We wanted to lay bare the materials to let nature be ornament enough itself.” Patrick Jouin
Moving beyond form and function, the table top becomes the frame of a picture wherein the substance is exhibited. Playing on the union between the two materials, Osmose reverses roles; the natural pattern of marble legs is revealed embedded in the wooden top, or conversely, the grain of the wood is unmasked within the marble top.
Designed to be more than just supports, the five table legs are seen as an aesthetic opportunity. Like dream stones, the heart of the material is revealed for the eye to pick out the patterns and images created by the natural contrast of its markings.