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 kring table constitutes the center of the angkringan set. the table’s highlight lies beneath its surface: a second layer that allows you to store stuff and quickly change the table’s function.
to make it easier to reach the bottom, the table has two flaps at the long sides. when opening the flap, the subtle highlight of the table reveals itself: the light woven rattan surface that forms the shelf.
the visual appearance of the kring table – designed by singgih kartono – is defined by a flowing array of thin and thick lines, especially distinct on the legs. the visual effect is created through a v-shaped carving, hiding the fact the leg is actually made of one piece of wood. the optic of the altering line thickness 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.
76,5 high, 90 broad, 180 long.
(planned: 150 long)
the kring table 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.
the legs and the central rattan frame – supported by metal parts, black matt coated – form a strong base to which the top is attached.