Enzo Mari Table

I have the best brother in law in the world. I should probably not put this in writing, he w├Čll use it against me. Sometimes though, you just have to say things like they are.

I hope you are now wondering what he’s done to deserve this title. Well, he built me a table. Not just any table, a full size (seats 6 to 8) Enzo Mari design, dining table. For those unfamiliar with Enzo Mari, as I was to be honest, Wikipedia tells us he is an Italian artist and furniture designer. One of the things he’s famous for is his book Autoprogettazione, a manual for constructing easy-to-assemble furniture. He explains how to build tables, chairs and even a bed with just a few tools and widely available materials.

So for my combined christmas, easter and birthday present for, euhm, about the next five years… he built me this tabe:

Enzo Mari design table made by Filip Cossement - full view

He added his own inspiration to the design: on top of the basic construction he built a tabletop consisting of under parquet tiles (this is literally translated from the dutch ‘onderparket tegels’, I have no clue what the correct translation is!).

Enzo Mari design table made by Filip Cossement - view of the table leg

Enzo Mari design table made by Filip Cossement - table surface

Enzo Mari design table made by Filip Cossement - table surface

The result is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks Filip!