During a visit to Marrakesh in 2014, designers Alvaro Catalan de Ocon and Francesco Faccin came across a workshop of cement tiles and was immediately fascinated by the manufacturing process. The strong visual expressiveness of this construction material has been reflected in the Riad table.
The Riad table is a translation of these techniques and combines the graphic motifs of hydraulic tiles. The geometric drawings seen on the surface top references the traditional designs found in architecture from Baghdad to the great mosque of Damascus.
A great part of the design process lies in resolving what is not visible to the naked eye. Therefore, it has been necessary to research more technical materials to lighten, reinforce and resize the product. The designers also needed to intervene in its traditional manufacturing process in order to accurately place a metallic element which works as a node or keystone to reinforce the object and, at the same time, to position the legs in perfect geometry.
There’s a wide choice of colors and patterns, so you will easily find a proper item for your own interior.