Horm Astor Extendable Table
Astor’s unique feature is its fast and unique telescopic extension system. When the table is closed, the wooden table top slats are interspersed through thin aluminium inserts. It extends by simply pulling it as Astor Piazzolla would with his accordion, source of inspiration for the designers. As you extend the table, the wooden slats are evenly spaced, making the aluminium dies, which are otherwise hidden, appear in plain sight. This system defines a motion graphic effect proportional to the function of use.
The table has a telescopic opening system. When the table is closed, the wooden strips which make up the top are spaced apart with thin aluminium inserts. Extending the table requires only a quick pull at one or both of its ends. The wooden strips distance themselves in a uniform manner, revealing the previously hidden aluminium sections. The top is made up of extruded profiles made from anodised aluminium, 2 mm thick, with side caps made from polycarbonate; and of strips, 2 mm thick, laminated at high pressure and veneered, made from either stained beech veneer or walnut. The wood and aluminium are bonded together using solvent-free polyurethane adhesive. The trestle is made from stained solid natural beech or walnut veneer.
The Designer: Grafite Design. The Gruppo Grafite of Laura De Lorenzo, Luca Leonori and Stefano Stefani architect studio started its activity in 1980 in Rome. Its associates have won many awards and have received eight mentions at Compasso d’Oro competition. They are well known in the industrial design and in the furniture sector in particular. Their preference goes to a functional style with a careful research in new materials and technology. Grafite work is “design in progress” as for the research process and for the versatility of the products. It shows an interesting contrast between a dynamic research design and a more static formal design. Providing new high efficiency products obtained with low cost simple mechanism is the main goal for Grafite.
The Brand: Horm. With its range of furniture, which brings together simplicity, art and innovation, Horm offers a home environment that is essential yet refined, lending every home an air of uniqueness and exclusivity. The collection’s common denominator is the development of products of great character that combine aesthetics, functionality and awe.
Horm Group is a global player in the field of high-end Italian design furniture. It aggregates three brands: Horm.it, Casamania and Orizzonti Italia and exports its products to more than 80 countries.