It is often said that ‘life is what happens when you are busy making plans’: at PH Furniture, we know that the most important plans do not always get made at the office but rather at the kitchen table. Since tables are commonly at the heart of one of the most frequently used rooms in our homes, it is the piece of furniture that is by definition at the very centre of our lives.
Back in the 1930s Poul Henningsen designed two tables with limitless versatility in mind, that are triumphs of not only form, but also function.
The form of the Circle table was inspired by nature to be entirely practical as well as beautiful. Designed to be free of harsh angles, the smooth lines of the table top and design of the legs are reminders of the Scarab Beetle that inspired Poul Henningsen when creating this piece, while the use of oak to construct the legs mean that it is forever connected to nature.
Constructed of warm and tactile natural or black oak, the table legs are positioned to be as unobtrusive as possible, no matter how many guests are seated. The table top can be finished in light or natural oak, black oak or laminated white, so there is a variation of the Circle table for every interior setting, regardless of whether your interior style is minimal, maximal, monochrome or multi- coloured. The Circle table is available in three sizes as well as with an optional extension leaf, so it is possible to create a table that is truly personalised to your setting.
Poul Henningsen’s Dining Table shares similar features to the Circle Table: simplicity of design and the capability to transform in to a much larger table, thanks to the folding extension leaf that can be concealed within. The PH Dining Table is heavily influenced by the Bauhaus design philosophies Poul Henningsen found to be so inspiring: it is a table that features simple chromed legs that make it appear almost to be almost floating on air, it is a design that whispers quiet perfection and does not need to shout to be heard.
Whether in the most bijou of apartments or the largest of multi-tasking kitchens, Poul Henningsen’s Circle table and Dining tables fit perfectly and are capable of evolving as your needs do. From animated meal times to quiet dinners, craftwork, homework or an impromptu business meeting, these tables will accommodate everything and everyone with ease.
Poul Henningsen’s visionary furniture designs have stood the test of time: the PH Furniture Circle and Dining tables are certain to become treasured pieces that will be appreciated daily. Before long, sitting at a Poul Henningsen designed table will simply ‘feel like home’.