“An object that flies, on four legs.” That’s how Patricia Urquiola describes Mantis, her “gentle table.” Gentle like sheet metal, a malleable industrial material, bent to create the form of the legs. Joined to the central beam, they make a backbone for the slender, tapered top, like the wing of an airplane. Mantis is an impressive, long or very long table, to seat many people. A synthesis of innovation and craftsmanship, solidity and lightness, it is perfect for a large dining room or for a board room.
Type Collection of tables.
Top Wood particle-board panel covered with laminate, with beveled edges, or wood particle-board veneered in oak, with beveled solid oak border and shaped ends.
Base Folded steel sheet metal with central aluminium beam. Adjustable feet.
Finish / Colour Top: white laminate with wooden border painted white; natural oak or Canaletto walnut with transparent open-pore acrylic varnish. Base: steel sheet metal and central aluminium beam, painted white or goffered black.
Accessories The tops (from 3 m) can be equipped with one or more electrical or telephone sockets. The set is composed of two boxes, containing: schuko socket, normal socket, two RJ45 data/telephone sockets, complete with cables; wiring channel; vertical wire spiral channel.