MODERN DUTCH DESIGN DECORATIVE HIGH GLOSS LACQUERED NDEBELE SIDE TABLE BY MELCHIOR VAN DANSIK
Elegant and Strong Dutch design Ndebele tripod side table designed by Melchior van Dansik, 2016. Blackened steel table legs with brass tipped feet carrying a high gloss lacquered dripping oval top. In exploring ways to keep the legs and the table top steadily together, van Dansik found a solution that was not only stunningly clever and functional, it defined the iconic Ndebele table. In joining the legs by winding metal wire around them, a long ringed neck emerged, very much alike the ringed necks of the Ndebele women. As a construction the Ndebele table is so light that it can easily be moved around. As a consequence of the tripod construction it will be stable wherever it is placed. As a pedestal it is surprisingly strong and capable of supporting objects up to 5 kilo. The light and airy design makes the table blend in easily almost everywhere. There are various decorative tops available but each variety is produced in a limited series of 25 individual tables. The piece of art as presented in our gallery is executed in ‘watermelon’ deep green and red ‘Chinese lacquer’. Both tables are signed underneath by the designer.
High gloss lacquered tripod side table. (Limited edition). Melchior van Dansik. The Netherlands. 2016.
H 94 cm/37,0″ W 45 cm/17,7″ D 21 cm/8,3″