Architectural furniture

Produced by
Figures de bois
Solid olive ash wood
Marseille, France | 2018

Le Building table is a dining table that seats up to ten people. It is made from regional wood and local know-how with the desire to craft a collection of essential objects dedicated to Marseilles identity, contrasted, beautiful and rough. We started the collection with a table, inspired by the modernist building Le Building Canebière. The building is a XX century heritage architecture, designed by the architects Fernand Pouillon and René Egger. The building construction has signature round pillars and square beams, going through all its ten floors, that inspired the table design.

Marseille local crafts

The first prototype of the Building Table was made by the experienced furniture maker Christophe Claeys, established in Marseille and trained in USA, not only in American traditional assemblies, but also Japanese master joinery. The tabletop has a weaving pattern, underlined by the massive olive ash contrasting colouring.

Le Building Table

Le Building Table shape is wide and softly rounded with the legs off-set in the middle of the sides, making it as natural to be seated as a family of four, as it is to be eight and even ten friends around it.


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