Created as a celebratory piece for Expo 2015, Pangea is a table of about 80 sqm that was inspired by and named after the single continental land mass which was originally believed to include all the land on Earth above sea level. In fact, the table surface is symbolically composed of 19 pieces, cut out to represent the shape of the different continents which fit together like a big jigsaw puzzle. Pangaea is composed of specially recycled pieces of wood from very different contexts and stories. The top is made from Kauri, a wood that comes from New Zealand and which dates back to about 50,000 years ago, preserved over time in a particular kind of mud that prevented decomposition and petrification. The legs are made from the wooden marker posts taken from the oak poles planted in the Venice lagoon that were used to indicate the waterways and tides to incoming and outgoing vessels.
PANGEA
by AMDL - Michele De Lucchi
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Name
PANGEA
Type
Table.
COMPANY
Riva Industria Mobili
DESIGNER
Michele De Lucchi
Materials
Kauri wood for the top in glued strips and marker posts for the 271 legs supporting the structure; assembled with vinyl-based, formaldehyde-free adhesives; top finished with natural oils.
Technologies
CNC processes for working the top and the legs; sandblasting.
Weight
6.000 kg
Dimensions
1.087,5 (l) x 754,5 (p/d) x 75 (h) cm
Sustainable parameters
To celebrate EXPO 2015 “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, this table is made of millennial Kauri wood (extracted from New Zealand subsoil) for the different top sections that are glued together and Briccole (oak stakes reclaimed from the Venice lagoon) for the 271 legs. Vinyl-based, formaldehyde-free adhesives and top finish with vegetable oils.
Company Contacts
Riva Industria Mobili
22063 Cantù (CO) - IT
TEL. +39 031733094
www.riva1920.it
Designer Contacts
AMDL - Michele De Lucchi
www.amdl.it

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