stay table

MATERIALS

Ash or Walnut wood

Low-iron (ultraclear) glass

DIMENSIONS

Height: 1’-6”

Width: 1’-8 3/4”

Length : 5’-0”

ABOUT THE OBJECT

The traditional Trestle table is the inspiration for our Stay Table. These furniture pieces, common in American design and dating back to at least the Middle Ages, used a longitudinal support beam to create stability for a top surface.  The beam, or “stay,” does the work of holding the entire assembly together. In our version, this longitudinal member is made of glass.  Visually, this creates an effect in which the wood sides of the table appear to be the only supports – but in fact their stability is dependent on the glass element’s intrinsic strength.