2019

Tense 2019 Collection

An icon from MDF italia collection, TENSE TABLE, THIS YEAR CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY. 

MDF Italia selects Koln exhibition as the international stage to celebrate this anniversary and to introduce THREE NEW VERSIONS OF THE TABLE – Tense Diamond, Tense fine wood in addition to a new white Carrara marble finish, that further enrich the Tense Material range.
The news does not end here, throughout the Tense Collection, Tense Material and Tense Intarsia, there is the introduction of NEW SIZES AND FOUR NEW HEIGHTS (H35, H45, H90, H110 cm).

So, a real table system was created, divided into 5 categories according to five heights, in order to meet different market needs: low table; coffee table/bench; dining table/working table; console/high table/high working table; high table bar/office. 
Today Tense, together with Tense Material and Tense Intarsia, comes in: 5 heights (H35, H45, H73, H90, H110), 36 sizes, 12 finishes, 170 types, MORE THAN 1500 variants. The table’s simple style makes it versatile and cross-cutting for residential, public and working spaces.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE NEW FINISHES AND HEIGHTS OF
TENSE MATERIAL, INTARSIA AND TENSE.

 

Specs

NEW HEIGHTS

H35 low table; 
H45 coffee table e bench; 
H73 dining table e working table; 
H90 consolle, high table e high working table; 
H110 high table bar/office.

NEW FINISHES:

 Fine wood Italian walnut, Diamond glossy red and white Carrara marble.

FINE WOOD | Italian walnut

In the Tense fine wood project, the designers aimed at combining the object’s essentiality with the beauty of the material – walnut – by using different finishes, thus enabling the wood to express itself at best, enhancing its qualities and beauty, and arousing different emotions in the observer.
Table made in Italian walnut, transparent acrylic finish. Edges and legs covered in 2 mm-thick cut walnut, processed with sawed effect (series of irregular cuts of different depths). Top covered in 2 mm-thick wood, fine smooth finish with variable slats which give the surface a distinctive array of shades, exalting the natural characteristics of the wood and raw material.

DIAMOND | glossy red

Tense Diamond was developed according to the ancient technique of Chines lacquer; a process involving the manual drafting of the colour and the following application of four layers of appropriately polished transparent resin. The material stratification process is based on a special mass-coloured concrete resin around 3 mm in thickness which is expertly combined with a binder and applied by hand all over the top in a deliberately irregular and non-uniform way.
The subsequent combination of the black patina, rough, dynamic and with lots of shadowy areas, and the surface finish consisting of various layers of polyester, extremely thick, smooth and very glossy, creates an original lens effect notable for its colour and depth. 
Surface, edges and legs with application of 3 mm-thick material composed of a mass-coloured cement base and surface finish in glossy polyester.

WHITE CARRARA MARBLE

Marble, this particular finish, reconstructed marble, is made starting with marble dust that has been mixed with a filler and is then spread manually over the entire surface of the table.
Top, edges and legs are covered with a sheet of material in a thickness of about 3mm.
Finishes: black ebony and white Carrara marble.

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