Summer signals a shift to outdoor dining – whether a family BBQ or a catered dinner with friends – and responding to this desire Robert Plumb has expanded its table range to launch four brilliant new designs.
‘We are excited that the new styles and material selections suit the current trends while staying true to our core beliefs of high quality and local manufacture”, says William Dangar, Director of Robert Plumb.
The popular Chunky Table, a Robert Plumb best-seller, has been updated with a contrasting 30mm concrete top while maintaining its base of Papua New Guinea Rosewood. This contemporary update maintains the honest, hardwearing appeal core to the Robert Plumb aesthetic.
Key attributes: robust, built-to-last, solidly stylish.
Moving the brand forward the Slab Table has a top of Iranian limestone which has been sandblasted to enhance its texture and reveal the unique rust-toned veining natural to the predominantly grey stone. Its base, with splayed leg and central spine gives a clean line and elegant proportion to the table.
Key attributes: refined profile, characterful stone top, handsome design
“At Robert Plumb we enjoy the benefits that key collaborations bring and we are pleased to be working with interior stylist David Harrison on a number of projects including a new design – the Scissor Table which cleverly makes use of a single large-format architectural tile, commonly used as a building cladding material which is perfect for outdoor use”, say Director Bill Clifton. The table design is engineered to accommodate the tile with a solid timber rail along the long sides of the table and left exposed at the ends to enhance the feeling of a floating plane. The scissor leg treatment gives it its name.
“Porcelain tiles are impervious to water, sun and staining making it an excellent outdoor choice. Its thin profile allows for a lightweight aesthetic which also translates to less physical weight making moving easy. Using a tile within this table design opens up a variety of opportunities in terms of tile choices for different creative effects”, says David Harrison.
Key attributes: lightweight, design detailing, practical materials
Stepping up the level of luxury, Frame Table, is a refined brass and Basaltina (a premium form of basalt) design, the result of a collaboration with interior designer Romy Alwill at Specified Store. Guaranteed to look equally good inside or out the rectilinear sled legs are made in solid brass with crafted detailing in the form of solid cylindrical cross-bracing. The clever nature of the design means the base embraces the stone at four points providing stability that belies the lightness of the form. It can be left to patina over time or be lacquered to maintain its shine if used indoors.
Key attributes: elegant, spare, precise and crafted
All tables come in a standard size of 2400x1000x750mm, and can be customised to different sizes and come in New Guinean Rosewood or Accoya, an extremely pale timber produced in the Netherlands which is treated for permanent outdoor use. For certain tables brass or powder coated steel are the available options. Table tops can also be customised to suit any project.
Robert Plumb has selected the Harp Chair by Rodolfo Dordoni from Italian company Roda and the Round Chair by Christophe Pillet from EMU for their comfort, durability and style to accompany their new table designs.
Subscribe to the Robert Plumb email newsletter
Stay up-to-date with the latest Robert Plumb news, special events, new products and sale information with our monthly newsletter.