A new twist on a time-tested design
Often, less is more, and that’s proven once again with our new Clip-board series. We’ve embraced one of the oldest construction principles around, the humble trestle, and turned it into an ingenious system for tables and benches that relies on the force of gravity – rather than hardware – for structural stability. Trestle tables have been around pretty much since the invention of tables, but never quite like the Clip-Board.
The Clip-board series consists of a modular table, bench and picnic table. In each variation, the weight of the hardwood tabletop and/or bench seat pushing against the trestle frame secures the structure with no additional hardware required. Because the planks fit through narrow openings at the top of the trestles, they act like levers that exert forces against the trestles to form the self-supporting structure.
The tabletop and bench seat are constructed of separate planks of durable FSC certified hardwood – four for the tabletops and three for the benches – that fit together or break down for easy storage. The trapezoidal trestles are tubular steel available in matte white or matte black powder coated versions, or in brushed stainless steel.
In each version – Clip-board Table, Clip-board Bench, or the Picnic combination picnic table and bench – the total length is 220 centimeters – long enough to comfortably accommodate 4 on each side.
The Clip-board series was designed by Patrick Kusters, a hands-on designer who sketches, saws, bends, shapes, and welds in his own workplace until he achieves his ideal of clean lines, archetypal shapes, and deceptive simplicity. “With my designs,” he says, “I try to surprise, inspire, and encourage frequent use. Nothing more, but then again, nothing less.”
The Clip-board series is a logical extension of the clean elegant lines that characterize the chairs and tables throughout Lonc’s product line. It can be easily combined with Lonc’s Easer or Easer Wood chairs, or its Beaser stools. You can mix and match for dining, meeting or work, indoors or outdoors, and you can break down any of the units to stow them away in a compact space or move them to another site. Very simple, very practical, very clever, in other words: very fine furniture.
total size: h: 75, w: 385, d: 185cm
table size: 220, d: 75cm
material: bench, table top: wood / steel frame
weight: min 99/ max 124kg (depending on wood type)
use: in (cumaru, beech)/ outdoor (cumaru)
bench, table top: hardwood/ beech
frame color: black/ white