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fleure side Table 

 Fleure Side Table in European Oak

Fleure Side Table in European Oak



A cantilevered Side Table supported by a single waterfall inspired leg “Fleure” takes its stylistic cues from the erosive properties of flowing water and its ability to shape our landscape. Shown here in European Oak.

Fleure takes its name from the Latin word for “flow”. Even though sculptural in aesthetic the piece is designed to be practical and versatile as well as being visually striking. The tables form is inspired by the shaping of our natural landscape by flowing water. It is designed to appear as if it could itself have been formed by this process. The top aims to give the impression that it once was a sharper, pointier shape but has been worn down over millennia by the abrasive action of water flow. It has become rounded and softer in appearance over this time and as the water follows the path of least resistance, it flows over the brink and down the legs eroding a channel as it does so.