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Port Side Table

Designed by Gabriel Tan

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Item Number: 2196444
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While serving in the Singaporean Navy, Gabriel Tan became aware that such a thing as industrial design existed, and a floodgate opened. He soon earned a design degree from the National University of Singapore and went on to open his own studio with an international reach. But Tan never forgot his days aboard ship, and when it came time to design the Port Table (2017), he drew inspiration from a common feature of ships: the porthole, with its stout frame surrounding a pane of circular glass. The design was an attempt to rethink marble and glass coffee tables with vulnerable exposed edges. “In the same way a porthole frame protects,” Tan explains, “the round wooden frame of the Port Table protects the edges of the stone or glass from chipping and protects people from sharp edges.” Likewise, he says, “The three fin-like legs have soft edges, too, which are easy on legs and also beautifully sculptural.” Made in Malaysia.

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Designer

Gabriel Tan
Gabriel Tan

SINGAPORE (1982)

Gabriel Tan grew up wanting to be an aircraft pilot, completely unaware of the design origins of products all around us. But while serving in the Singaporean Navy, something changed, and he began devouring everything he could find on industrial and furniture design. “It felt like a new world opened itself to me as I read about Charles and Ray ...

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Dimensions

H 19" Diameter 19"

Materials

Solid American white oak or black walnut base; tempered glass, Carrara marble or Crema Marfil marble top.

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