Centenniale espresso desk by Joanna Laajisto for Nikari

Dezeen Showroom: architect and designer Joanna Laajisto labored with 100-year-old wooden – embracing cracks and imperfections – to create the Centenniale espresso desk for Finnish model Nikari.

Manufactured from a single piece of wooden, the design’s tabletop is elongated and sharp-edged however rests on blocky, rounded legs that showcase the distinctive variations and textures within the timber.

“Over 100-year-old wooden is allowed to point out its true character, color variations, cracks and marks,” mentioned Laajisto of the Centenniale desk, which debuted at Milan design week 2023.

The Centenniale espresso desk is manufactured from 100-year-old wooden

“Some individuals would possibly name these imperfections, however I feel they’re the essence of the piece and ought to be embraced.”

Centenniale has a low profile that provides to its character, which Laajisto says helps to carry concord and quietness into an area — as do its contrasting types.

Centenniale coffee table by Joanna Laajisto for Nikari
Cracks and imperfections within the wooden are celebrated

The Centenniale espresso desk is manufactured from strong ash or oak woods, and is available in a spread of sizes.

Product: Centenniale
Designer: Joanna Laajisto
Model: Nikari
Contact: [email protected]

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