Carati is a collection of wood and metal side tables by Italian designer Mario Alessiani, inspired by the way diamonds are mounted on rings. Made of wood and iron, the plane is supported by the metal structure that contains the wood surface like a precious stone. The tables are entirely hand made in Italy. The main idea was to create an atypical relationship between the legs and the plane of the table, where the structure is supported by an horizontal pressure in stead of a vertical one of common tables. The result is the junction system that becomes the main protagonist of the sign that is both functional and iconic.
Mario Alessiani is an Italy based product designer, he founded his studio in 2013. His design is focused on “functionally beautiful” shapes depending on materiality, process and function.
Text and images © Mario Alessiani