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W 84 D 36 H 28 3/8 Top 1 1/4 W 213.5cm D 91.5cm H 72cm Top 3cm
CB-25 Mantis Side Chair
W 25 1/2 D 21 H 30 7/8 SH 17 3/8 AH 26 5/8 W 64.8cm D 53.3cm H 78.5 cm SH 44.2cm AH 67.6cm
The BassamFellows Kant Table was originally designed as a private commission for a home in New Canaan, CT. The client desired a substantial, modern looking table that would hold its own within an oversized dining room.
The Kant Table is a natural companion for the Mantis Side Chairs as it offers a similar study in contrasts: strong and elegant, sharp and curved, solid and light. Due to the tables ambitious dimensions the first version measured 13 feet by 4 feet - the challenge was to create an elegant, visually light base that would provide structural support for a solid wood top. Borrowing from architectural principles, the resulting tabletop is supported by twin beams and angled legs bound by a V-shaped truss support.
Marrying the elegant with the formidable, the Kant Table offers great versatility. The first piece designated for a commercial setting was selected for Starbucks new Seattle Reserve Roastery, where 12 Mantis Chairs accompany it in the luxurious library and tasting room. Despite its heft and durability, the table possesses myriad details that make it a joy to experience. Among them are a half bullnose gently rolled edge that contrasts the sharpness of other elements of the table, and softened corners that are touch-friendly and aesthetically engaging.
MANTIS SIDE & LOUNGE CHAIRS
Inspired by the noble praying mantis, the signature stance and powerful limbs of this chair offers a study in contrasts. Strong and elegant, sharp and curved, thick and thin the Mantis is sturdy and solid, yet visually light. Designer Craig Bassam conceived the chair to be a new American classic, an object that possessed measurable gravitas and wasnt overly indebted to the classic dining chairs associated with mid-century Europe.
From certain angles, the Mantis Chair feels almost like a piece of sculpture. Carved entirely from solid wood, it is a new alternative to the classic and indestructible courthouse chair. Unlike many of its predecessors, however, comfort is at the forefront, with a commodious, ergonomically shaped seat. A hand-stitched leather cushion can be added to amplify both comfort and luxury.
True to BassamFellows luxurious but authentic vision, each chair is unique and finishes never mask the natural beauty of the wood. Hence, the solid wood patinas beautifully with age (joints reinforced by steel pins ensure strength and durability) and each chair will last generations - a true 21st century heirloom.
While the Mantis may be thought of as an exotic species, this chair tends to look right at home wherever it is placed, both in contemporary and traditional interiors, and residential and contract applications. Its no surprise that the striking piece has registered with architects and editors the chair was selected for Paris Rem Koolhaas designed Le Dauphine Restaurant and Wallpaper* Magazines W* House proving, perhaps unsurprisingly, that this new American classic has acquired an international fan base.
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