Desalto presents L45, a series of tables by the designer Guglielmo Poletti ranging from coffee tables to medium and large dining tables with rectangular or square tops. L45’s innovative concept is expressed in the project’s structural requirements, which revolve around a detail: the joint between the leg and top is limited to the meeting of their respective vertices.
The design involved careful study of constructional geometries to create the impression that the ends of the table top rest precariously on four single points of the supporting structure. The top, consisting of a simple parallelepiped, houses the complex mechanism anchoring it to the structure, making it both structural and load-bearing.
The range is available in hand-made textured finishes, in different types of wood or Fenix laminate. The process of industrial production includes a substantial component of manual skills, without which it would be impossible to attain such outstanding detailing. A considerable degree of accuracy is required in welding the joint between leg and crosspiece, and it is essential for the edges to match perfectly.
To create the detail of the convergence between the legs and the table top, a mechanism of assembly was specially designed to ensure absolute precision. In the case of some finishes, the texturing process is also done wholly by hand, like the galvanic Peltrum finish.
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