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Communal Use with the Carafe Table

The Charles Wilson designed Carafe Table is a modern table that blurs the lines between work, play, creation and conversation.

A versatile table designed for contemporary urban living, the Carafe Table offers an attractive and adaptable surface for working and entertaining, and pairs this with insightfully designed storage features.

Like the communal drinking vessel, the carafe, the table takes its name from, Carafe Table embodies a convivial spirit where family and friends gather. With modern spaces of living and working blending, the Carafe Table has been designed to blend the functions of the kitchen bench top and work desk, able to transform easily between ‘working’ and ‘dining’ modes. Discreet drawers elegantly designed into the table’s side address storage, and offer up easy places to put objects such as cables, cutlery, paperwork or linens.

“In my inner city apartment, the dining table is the most utilised piece of furniture. It’s the centre around which all activity revolves,” says designer Charles Wilson on inspiration behind the Carafe Table “During the week, it’s my workstation, a quiet place from which I look out to the harbour, reflect on my designs and perfect their production. At the weekend, it’s the gathering place for family and friends who drop in, kids in tow, everyone pitching in preparing food and mixing drinks.”

The design of the piece was driven by a sense of seeing the dining table as a utensil itself. Efficiently adapting to the demands of urban living and the crumbling nature of the 9-5 workday. “There is no one perfect dining table, a good design is like a snapshot of our needs,” says Wilson, “the Carafe Table addresses the complexity of our working and family lives, redefining the dining table as a utensil.”

Herman Miller
hermanmiller.com.au

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