During this year’s Milan design week, London studio Made in Ratio will present an environmentally sustainable table with recycled aluminium legs and a bamboo top. Made in Ratio will be returning to Milan design week for the fifth time, presenting its products – both old and new – at an exhibition named Equilibrium in the city’s Brera district. Among the new releases is the Stellar Nova table, an evolution of the brand’s Supernova table. It features legs made from recycled aluminium that has been sand-cast into biomorphic shapes.
The tabletop has been crafted from bamboo plywood, chosen because bamboo is considered more sustainable than other timbers and grasses. The brand does plan to release more tabletops in solid woods and stones later this year. Each of the legs is designed with a triangular attachment point, which means that they can support the structure in any formation once the tabletop is in place. An LED lamp joins the studio’s Element collection, and will also make its debut in Milan. The floor lamp has a triangular solid marble base and a long, bent stainless steel mast.
An LED tube sitting atop of the long pole is uncovered, allowing the light to radiate in all directions. “The simple arrangement of a solid marble base and top, united by a stainless steel stem creates a carefully reduced form that is both elegant and anthropomorphic in silhouette,” said Made in Ratio founder Brodie Neill. “The almost primitive geometry gives the table a nimble versatility whilst being able to mix and match the tones of marble allows it to suit any interior,” he continued.
Made in Ratio will also present its Alpha chair in a new leather version, as well as the Elements side tables rendered in three distinct materials, which first launched at Biennale Interieur last year. Australian designer Neill recently created his home country’s display for the inaugural London Design Biennale – a terrazzo-effect table made from recycled ocean plastics. His Made in Ratio studio is based in London and often explores experimental processes, as in its stackable Alpha chair, carved from a single block of wood through CNC cutting.
Design: Made in Ratio