The looping legs and frame of Drapery allude to the luscious drapes of a stage curtain. However, the idea for this occasional table initially came from the arched spans and tracery of old iron bridges. The desire was not to create a direct visual reference to the optimized geometry of a precisely engineered bridge. Rather it was to produce a form that exuded the ‘effortlessness’ of this type of structure, as well as the softness of draped fabric. Welding was applied to build up a rigid structural network of overlapping loops. The stability of this network allowed the reduction of the steel rod diameter to just 8mm. The result is an extremely delicate-looking form that is nonetheless strong and rigid.

Client: SpHaus (Italy)