Use it as a stand-alone table or have two nested together. Aria Table is a feat of illusion where legs and tabletop seem to be separated; the circular plate suspended in plein air. The magic is retained thanks to the tapered legs that protrude slightly above the rimmed top surface, keeping it in a firm grip to balance flight and permanence. ’I choose the name Aria inspired by the opera and air itself’, says Dögg Guðmundsdóttir, Icelandic designer based in Copenhagen. ‘It’s like singing an air, and Aria Table does really fly like music.’
Made in massive oak and kept together with strong lacquered iron plates underneath, Aria Table is available in two heights with different diameters. Choose between clear oak or colored versions, all with a Japanese quality dye rubbed into the oak to give a rich and smooth quality that allow the solid natural oak and grey-white versions to expose the fine wood grain. ‘This is really a masterwork,’ says a satisfied Anders Färdig, creative director and founder of Design House Stockholm, ‘look at the solid oak and the finely crafted details! The Japanese quality dye has been polished layer after layer into the wood.’
Dögg Guðmundsdóttir represent a welcome addition to Design House Stockholm’s vast team of accomplished designers. Based in Copenhagen since the ‘90s after finishing her studies at IED in Milan and with her master’s degree in design management at the School of Architecture of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Dögg Guðmundsdóttir first showed Aria Table at The Cabinetmaker’s Autumn Exhibition in 2015 in Copenhagen. The version presented by Design House Stockholm has grown compared to the original. ‘The two versions can nest together just like the originals,’ she explains, ’the lower one sliding partly in under its larger sibling.’ When not consulting and teaching sustainable innovation, Dögg Guðmundsdóttir develops her Scandinavian take on modernist Danish design, always with a touch of her Icelandic heritage. She maintains her links to former hometown Reykjavik where she recently completed a teaching degree in Arts for Teachers at LHI (Listaháskóli Íslands), the Icelandic University of the Art.