Staffan Holm designs a quiet table for Abstracta
Together with award-winning designer Staffan Holm, Abstracta now enters a new furniture category. Its ambition, as always, is to create a better soundscape.
Size can be a quality in itself. This becomes evident when you observe the way Jetty, Staffan Holm’s new table, stretches out across the room. The large version of the table is nearly five metres long and accommodates up to twelve people. The smaller version measures about two and a half metres.
Jetty is designed to function as a generously spacious work table, conference table, or both – which explains its dimensions. Yet, due to its recycled aluminium frame, it is easier to handle than one might first imagine. The frame is also hollow to accommodate cables and wiring.
More than just an unusually large table, Jetty it is also unusually quiet. The problem with tables in general, and large ones in particular, is that they are rather loud. Hard table tops reflect and amplify ambient noise. And, for obvious reasons, tables with room for several people are noisier than those with room for only a few. So, a team from Abstracta developed the Strata tabletop to solve this problem.