Lake Constance-based Draenert Company of Germany presented its new collection at the IMM Cologne Furnishing Trade Fair (January 19th – 25th, 2015). The stylishly exclusive manufacture had a surprise in store: „Fontana“ is not merely an extension-table. Pulling out one wing automatically unleashes a symmetrical reaction at the far end of the table and opens the space in the mid-section, allowing the extra section to unfold as if by magic. Once the panels are unfolded, the mechanism closes the gap all by itself. No-longer any need to run around the table and adjust the other end.
The system is patented and joins in a long tradition of clever innovation, which Draenert Company has launched throughout the years. A particularly pleasing appearance is the mid panel with its book-matched veins.
The trapezoid panel as seen on our photo is made of marble Calacatta Gold. Some 180 other types of stone are available for this as for all innovations produced by Draenert. The table measures 105 x 180 cm (extended 260 cm) or 105 x 200 cm (extended 280 cm). It comes in a standard height of 74 cm.
The substructure as seen on our photo is made of 2 trolleys reflecting the trapezoid shape of the plates. A set of 4 slanted legs is available as an alternate substructure. The design is by Georg Appeltshauser and Gino Carollo.
„Qbic“ is the name of a side-table or stool by Patric Draenert. The natural stone depicted here is Garnico and Breccia Pernice Carrara Marble. The table measures 30 x 30 cm and comes in heights of 50 and 40 cm respectively. Special formats of 100 x 100 cm in heights of 50 cm are also available.
The furniture is mobile thanks to wheels on the substructure. Of course it is not made of solid stone, though the precision craftsmanship could lead one to think it was.
„Primus“ coffee-table picks up the classic design originally conceived in 1968 by Draenert with the marginal difference that the table top is now round. The substructure is available in steel coated in a variety of finishes including chrome and nickel. The natural stone table-top (here Statuario and Port Laurent Marble) has a diameter of 90 cm and 110 cm (30 cm or 40 cm high) respectively. The collection comes in a variety of sizes and shapes, square and rectangular or custom-made.
(25.02.2015, USA: 02.25.2015)