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Distil Table

distil table

distil table

Design Todd Bracher, 2013
Molded wood veneer, solid wood legs
Made by Herman Miller®

"I study very carefully how people interact with objects, and I try to capture what's meaningful in that exchange." -Todd Bracher

Equally appropriate in a small office, workroom, or dining area, the Distil Table takes its job seriously without taking over. The designer ensures this equilibrium by refining the idea of a table to its essence, making it approachable, physically and aesthetically.

With the Distil Desk, Bracher asked "Why are table edges so sharp?" Remedying this obvious, but rarely addressed issue led to the creation of folded edges that are easy on the arms. He continued asking questions: "How can we make it lightweight and structural?" Molded plywood was the answer. "Where would a carpenter hide the wires?" They would thread them through cutouts in the cross-stretchers. The essential nature of Distil also extends to its assembly: it goes together with a simple tool in a few minutes. In this way, constraints drove creativity.

American born designer Todd Bracher sums up his own style as 'respectful, patient and understated'. Ideas either come to him haphazardly or after a period of analysis and experimentation. Nothing, it seems is forced. The most important element of his designs is the 'respectful dialog with the user' producing products that embody his provocative theories and, most importantly, are certainly easy on the eye.

The Distil table is offered in two sizes and features a molded veneer top in white ash, ebony or walnut with matching solid wood legs. Table includes a wire management system where wires and cords may be channeled through cut-outs.

48" or 60" w | 28.5" h | 30" d

$2,180.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 6-8 weeks)

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Herman Miller was a West Michigan businessman who helped his son-in-law, D.J. De Pree, buy the Michigan Star Furniture Company in 1923. De Pree had been working at the company, which opened in 1905, since he was hired in 1909 as a clerk. De Pree knew his father-in-law was a man of integrity, so he decided to rename the company after him. By the middle of the 20th century, the name Herman Miller had become synonymous with modern furniture. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.

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