the angkringan table set embodies the flexibility and social warmth of a mobile javanese bistro. most suitable for an urban flat with lesser space, the table set fulfills all possible functions: eat, work, mingle and play. with the bench further creating a nice feeling of social proximity, the table set becomes the ideal hub of your home.
angkringan (javanese) = a small mobile outdoor bistro
in the later afternoon one can observe javanese men pushing mobile bistros to their regular spots at the side of a street, a cozy corner or beneath a tree. on one mobile bistro, the owner transports a few benches, chairs, food and a coal stove.
people come and mingle, have a hot tea, talk about politics or play chess. it is a place to come together and directly be part of a group that is different each time.
the an chair – designed by singgih s. kartono – completes the angkringan table set. the chair with its rattan covered seat and backrest has a very light feeling to it, both optically and physically.
the foldability makes it easy to use the chair all across home and store it without using much space. the legs‘ flowing thin-thick optic is derived from the traditional javanese alphabet hanacaraka.
TRAD. RATTAN WEAVING
the rattan surface of the table’s second layer is woven by hand in traditional manner. the motive we chose, called truntum, is one of the oldest patterns known to local craftsmen.
the spanned woven surface has the fantastic attributes of being strong, light and see-through, giving the shelf it’s delicate optic. the employed fiber is won by slicing off the skin of a rattan pole.
85,0 high, 45 broad, 48 deep.
the an chair is crafted from solid mahogany wood. mahogany is a tropical hardwood with a distinctive reddish brown color, straight grain, a very smooth surface and a long durability. the wood is supplied by our main production partner, who buys mahogany directly from state owned plantations.
ready assembled chair. supporting metal parts under and at the back of the seat (black matt coating).