This week, Room by Room with FormFire Glassworks takes a look at a basic yet beautiful table, the 6-Star Circular Table by Piet Hein.
As the new year has come and gone, I have been focusing on spending a lot more time in the kitchen. Quick fast food stops have given way to weekly meal planning, and this obsession led me to the choice of today’s iconic furniture piece. Designed in 1968 by Piet Hein with contributions to the base design by Bruno Mathsson and Arne Jacobsen, this table is elegant and simple, and would compliment many decorative styles. Available through The Republic of Fritz Hansen, this table is available in two diameters, three heights and laminate and wood veneer tops that crown a polished or brushed chrome base. The center support allows for a variety of chair setups, and is visually light yet sturdy.
One of the great ways to keep focused on eating at home is to make the area a pleasure to be in. Handprinted linen napkins have a modern yet subtle design , while numbered napkin rings add a bit of whimsy to the table setting. A quilted potholder in tones of grey and chartreuse adds a pop of color to your cooking time. Sipping warm tea from a beautifully shaped ceramic mug enhances the relaxed kitchen experience. Put together your menus for next week with a wall-hung note holder with a lovely vase of cut flowers.
Next week I will choose a new iconic piece and give you my picks for accessorizing your modern home.