The MT1 and MT2 Series tables are a collaboration between Industrial Designer Michael Kritzer (www.alwaysgoodco.com) and Architect Nicolaas Wilkens. Speaking a common language, we designed the MT-Series tables to combine economy and stability with an approachable and functional presence for our shared office - allowing for a flexible work environment. The natural edge plywood top and legs allude to the manufacturing process and the warmth of wood. The powder coated working-edge steel frame acts as protector and support structure for both the wood top and the legs. The design is inherently relatable with details that are economical and approachable.
By refining the table design through the lens of architecture and the fabrication process, a set of qualities addressing the varying needs of the everyday are met - be that at the office or in a home. The outcome is a series of well-crafted tables that can easily adapt to a wide range of environments without giving up its sense of bearing.
The natural edge plywood tops and legs allude to the manufacturing process and warmth of wood. The working edge is protected by the powder-coated "working edge" welded steel frame that acts as a seat for both the wood top and legs. The design is inherently relatable and affable, with details that are economical, visible and intelligible.
The tables currently come in 3 sizes and 2 height variations (desk height and counter height) in order to address various daily functional needs and correct balance with the chosen interior work landscape. The longest table, at 12 foot, is both a nod to flexibility and an acceptance that as design professionals, we have a wide range of assets – drawings, sketches, materials, samples, etc. – that need to keep close at hand but never cluttered. It is also an affirmation for the difficulty in letting stuff go and the desire for a never ending table.