Alkar Dining Table
Industry West is proud to be the exclusive U.S. retailer of the Bucharest-based Materia Studio. Established in 2014 by a collective of young creatives, Materia focuses on the natural beauty of raw materials and sustainable design.
The Alkar Dining Table is a monumental statement piece that references modern altar tables, with bold geometry inspired by brutalist architecture. The table top, with its impressive thickness, is constructed using solid Philippines mahogany wood, with elements that run the entire length. Instead of staining the wood it has been repeatedly charred and brushed by hand to render its deep black color and texture. Inspired by the Japanese technique shou sugi ban, this natural, organic process generates an outstanding color and texture. The base features a detail of brushed brass, left untreated to tarnish with use and age.