Wood, brass and stone dress up one of MDF Italia’s bestsellers within its collection, thus creating a new range typology: Tense Material. Three noble and ancient materials, that have always been used by man to create furniture, here are processed with a softness that highlights their material qualities. They dress up Tense, arousing new tactile and visual features and stimulating senses. 3mm clear lacquered natural oak wood, 3mm reconstituted stone or 0.5mm brushed brass encase both top and legs (composite board and aluminium profile). Other dimensions available up to 1.5m wide x 4m long.
Tense Tables designed by Piergiorgio and Michele Cazzaniga between 2009-2019. The Tense tables range offers a simple and minimal design whilst offering great functionality enabling it to adapt to many different spaces, both residential and contract. Tense expresses itself through a consistency of shapes, sizes and finishes. Please continue to read on to find out more information on sizes, materials and finishes and other options, all of which can be ordered from the store if not online
To celebrate the 10th year of Tense, in 2019, 4 new heights have been added and many more sizes were made available. To meet the markets needs they have been categorised into: Low Table, Coffee Table/Bench, Dining Table/Working Table, Console/High Table, High Table Bar/Office. This has resulted in the following options: 5 heights, 37 sizes, 16 finishes and 186 types leading to more than 1600 variants. To better understand the scope of customisation options, click on the button below to configure your own. Once you are happy to proceed then select ARAM Store as your Dealer.
To help further explain the different sizes available from MDF Italia then click on the button below to show the different lengths and depths. The height will remain the same for whichever table you are selecting - please see adjacent image
A monochromatic table available in two versions: matt white, made of acrylic resin and rock minerals and in matt black and medium grey acrylic resin and high-pressure stratified laminate. Consisting of a solid surface (white) with high technical performance which is easy to maintain and clean, durable and with a slight satin texture. After significant use, they will get softer to the touch and brighter. It is a high-tech material, with unique features. Thanks to a special processing, the material’s surface ensures fingerprints aren't shown, soft to the touch and highly resistant to withstand bumps, scratches and also the attack of solvents and reagents typically used in household cleaning products. Click below to see a ready to order Monochrome Tense Table in 240cm Length
The Reconstructed Stone tense table (left) is made up of a blend of natural and industrial materials which artificially reproduces the sedimentation process of river sandstone. The result of this is a natural, smooth surface which is soft to touch. The mixture of these elements generates irregular shades and colours making each unit unique and original. The Reconstructed Marble Tense Table (right) is made with marble dust that has been mixed with a filler which is then manually spread over the entire surface of the table. A natural looking table which showcasing the natural materials features. Top, edges and legs are covered with a sheet of material, approximately 3mm thick. Available in Black Ebony or White Carrara.
Brass is a material used mainly where a good mechanical resistance is required, but also for a merely decorative and aesthetic use. Brass sheets are produced through continuous casting and lamination. The material used is a special alloy: its workability is better than other alloys, it keeps the material’s key features unaltered. The unique product’s surface finish and non uniform nature is manually moulded by non mechanic or automated sanding that is synonymous with care, professionalism and focus on every single detail of the end product. Each one different from the other, each one original, but perfectly comparable with all the others. Click below to order the 220cm now
The Tense Material Table is also available in 3 different woods: Natural Oak, Carbonised and Italian Walnut. The Natural Oak wood (left) goes through a heat and steam treating without adding any chemical additives. This results in a 50% reduction of wood twisting, bends, swelling and shrinks when exposed to different humidity conditions and ensures a very stable table in varied climate and environmental conditions. The beauty of the wood remains unaltered with each having its own natural and unique shade. Carbonised wood (middle) is subject to a surface acid etching treatment by using natural acids without chemical additives. This process allows the organic properties of the wood to be altered. The reaction within the wood generates a natural burning which results in a unique carbonised effect. The Italian Walnut (right) has a transparent acrylic finish and goes through a sawed effect process, using a series of irregular cuts of different depths.
An innovative material processing and stratification technique that showcases the top, its qualities and the depth of the colour. 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 result is a surface with lots of shadowy areas, consisting of various layers of polyester, extremely thick, smooth and very glossy, creating an original lens effect notable for its colour and depth. The advantage of having a surface with a polyester finish is that, if scratched, it can be restored
This particular finish is made 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. After being carefully sanded, an intarsia inlay is fashioned according to the roles of the famous “point line plane” theory elaborated by Kandinsky, and finished with a particular treatment of painting and natural wax. Available in black ebony with intarsia in Carrara white marble or intarsia in bronze. The 35mm thick tabletop is a load-bearing composite board built with an internal frame consisting of aluminium profiles. 35x35mm steel legs with internal structural tie-rod. View a ready to order Intarsia in 220cm length by clicking the button below
If you are ordering the High Working Table then there is the further option to have 1 or 2 openings to manage your cables. You also have two options for the size of the opening: 350mm or 420mm as well as being able to select the location where you would like the opening, either centrally or closer to an edge. It is also possible to have a cable tray that sits under the top of the table. There is a further option to have a steel spring insert into the pre-drilled holes at the bottom of the undertop cable tray to group the cables on the floor together. In the adjacent image you can see an example of a cable opening towards the edge of the table.
Tense Table is also available in an Outdoor Version. The outdoor version is made up of a mono-material finish, entirely covered with an aluminium sheet. Available in the following dimensions only: 90x180, 100x240, 120x280, 120x290 and 140x140. Finish options available are goffered white, corten red, pewter and black iron. Although this table is suitable for outdoor use it is recommended during the winter months (when not in use) that the table is covered with one of the optional additional coverings. Click below to order the 180cm version.