DESIGN: Dimitri Riffel
The table system is dedicated in name to the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, who played a major role in chaos research. His discoveries of fractal structures that are infinitely scalable in all directions changed the way today’s sciences view the order of seemingly chaotic nature. By being repeated and strung together in succession, a simple form can take on many guises. This is where Dimitri Riffel found his inspiration for a table to easily harmonize with any number of room setups.
Integrated row linking symbolizes the mathematical principle and at the same time the function of interlocking. If every other table is turned by 180°, the tables can easily be pushed together to form infinite rows. They are self-centering and secure their position in all directions with a click.
And if the tables need to be cleared away to make space for another event, the frame geometry makes it very easy to stack up to 15 of them on top of each other.
Dimitri Riffel (born in 1982) completed his education with a summa cum laude bachelor degree from the Faculty of Industrial Design at Magdeburg-Stendal University that was preceded by an apprenticeship as a carpenter, which he passed with honors in four different fields of examination. After that he obtained his final degree as a Master of Fine Arts in the field of product design with a focus on sustainable product culture. While still attending university, Dimitri Riffel gathered professional experience working as an interior designer for a yacht design studio. He also worked as a freelance designer within the areas of sinterior design, product design as well as visual communication. Dimitri Riffel received the “Red Dot: Best of the Best 2017” design award for his minimalist interpretation of aluminum coat hooks, called “Más”, the highest category of a design competition that is only awarded to the best products in each category. Furthermore, the flip top table "FX table" by Dimitri Riffel won an award in the "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019" for its outstanding design quality.