Asterias

Asterias, a cactus that grows in the mountainous regions of Mexico, lends its name to this new design from Patricia Urquiola. A generously-sized round table, featuring a central base reminiscent of the cactus from which it takes its name. It consists of six curved, wedge-shaped, wooden panels, applied protruding over the central plinth. The panels are 3D printed. The top (160 or 180 cm) features a rounded edge sub-divided, in the wood version, into four wedges that give rise to an interesting geometric pattern. The table can also be fitted with a practical accessory: a central Lazy Susan turntable, very popular in Asian countries.

  

Design By Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo in Spain. After studying at the Facultad de Arquitetura de Madrid, she graduated from the Milan Polytechnic in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni and in 2001 opened her own studio. Being a Spanish and an Italian designer has undoubtedly influenced her work. She brings together the rigor of her training in Milan with a creative side that comes from her roots. She has completed several projects and collections for Molteni&C. Her diamond table won the Red Dot Award for Best Product in 2005.