Horm w Toyo Ito Ripples Table
The Ripples bench by Toyo Ito, winner of the 2004 Compasso d’Oro, has blossomed into a collection of different furniture types. Amongst them, we may highlight the Ripples table, featuring a transparent glass table top that presents its impressive structure, fabricated with a laminated composite of five different solid woods namely, walnut, mahogany, cherry, oak and ash. The fibre colours and directions are purposefully defined to produce an elegant poly chromatic effect. This unique and poetic woodwork, created within a strict aesthetic framework, is reminiscent of fluid motion, not unlike the ripple-effect produced by a stone tossed in the water.
Table with horizontal top made from plywood using five different types of wood (Walnut, Mahogany, Cherry, Oak and Beech). Vertical structure made from plywood plywood with walnut veneer and edging. Lower panel made from plywood using birch, hot-press curved and with walnut veneer. Vegetable oil finish. Tempered Glass top, 12 mm thick.
The Designer: Toyo Ito. Born in Japan in 1941, Ito graduated from Tokyo University in 1965. Between 1965 and 1969 he worked at Kiyonori Kikutake Architect and Associates. In 1971 he opened his own studio called Urban Robot (URBOT) in Tokyo, a name that changed in 1979 to Toyo Ito & Associati. Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects, Member of the Japanese Institute of Architecture and Honorary Professor at the University of North London. His projects are inspired by nature,”by air, water and wind. For him architecture “is not an instrument” but “a meeting place for people’s feelings”. In forty years of professional activity, he has distinguished himself among the most influential international architects, but he can’t be described as a star. At the age of 71, Toyo Ito won the Pritzker Prize, the architecture Nobel Prize awarded by the Hyatt Foundation.
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.