The Mensa

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Mensa is Latin for ‘table’ and the bold geometric designs in this collection that are defined by flat surfaces are representative of this. The Mensa collection is unassuming in its simplicity and clarity but is sure to be a stand out in any dining area.

The Mensa

Story

The central piece of this collection, this six-seater dining table is Italian inspired in its look and feel, except that it is constructed completely from wood. It is notable for its triangular legs that are tapered and angled dramatically, drawing focus to the tabletop.

Design

To create a stable structure that incorporated angled legs, we reinforced the legs with crossings, that also add to the aesthetics of the piece. Another interesting design element is the chamfered edges of the tabletop.

The Stolica

Story

The Stolica chair plays off the angles of Mensa table, with its tapered legs, neatly curved seat and angled backrest. The simplicity and slender lines and form of the Stolica dining chair make it the perfect complement to the Mensa table.

Design

The three main elements of this piece are the tapered legs, the curved seat and the uniquely angled backrest, which lends to it an air of sophistication while maintaining comfort.

The Chai Table

Story

The Chai table highlights the stark simplicity of the Mensa collection, which highlights and draws focus to the smooth horizontal surface of the table. Stripping away the design to its very core, the Chai table is an elegant and unobtrusive addition to any living or dining space, making sure that the focus is on what matters - the conversation!

Design

Designing for simplicity is arguably a more difficult task than creating something more elaborate. This design involved innovative construction to maintain simple lines, giving the illusion of being a simple bent panel.

The Round Cube

Story

This elegant and compact stool can never be out of place! It is formed by a geometrically perfect cylinder topped with a woven cane seat, carrying the simplicity that is the hallmark of the Mensa collection. The muted color palette and sleek compact design allow it to blend into any setting, offering convenience and comfort.

Design

The cylindrical base was created using curved wooden slats in a brick pattern, that forms a subtle motif. The woven cane for the seat is a nod to traditional Indian furniture, blended perfectly with the minimalist clean design language of The Mallet workshop.

The Neru

Story

Neru is a luxuriously spaced bed which is indeed stylish and classy. The cot’s close proximity to the ground highlights the elements of Japanese furniture design. The colour contrast of wood used in the headboard adds to its sharp aesthetics. The simple and minimal form of the cot is reflective of contemporary furniture design. A great bed is crucial for great sleep, so why not go for the best one?

Design

Neru is an 8’ x 8’ wooden cot and can be dismantled with ease for transportation. This low tocot is made of solid wooden profiles with chambers and curves making it look majestic despite its slender form.

The Kagami

Story

Kagami is could be the piece you were always looking out for. Unlike the usual dressers, Kagami displays a style that is elegant in form and functional in design. Kagami is the Japanese term for the mirror and so is the design typology.

Design

Kagami has a storage unit that rests on the crossings of the frames on either side making it look like it is afloat. One of the major attractions of the design is the slender mirror which provides enough space on the surface area for you to keep your daily necessities.

The Relica

Story

A contemporary take on the age-old easy chair reinterpreted through the lens of geometrical minimalism. The two right angles fused together to form the structure that holds the chair together, in a stable position. The chair has removable fabric, making it easy to wash. The Relica is versatile and comfortable enough to be used as a day-bed and is also the ideal spot for long hours daydreaming.

Design

This design originated from a single line drawing. We then fleshed out the form in 3D, working out the specifics of structural load transfer and the constraints of joinery. This piece also reflects smart use of jigs and templates to create curves and tangents, and effective use of machines; overall, the Pie Sectional is not only beautiful but also an effective and productive piece of furniture.

The Zo

Story

Zo is a classic model of a side table that hasn’t lost its charm over the years. The design is simple and effective for a side table. Zo being tiny and light weight can be moved around easily anywhere in your home as per your convenience. If you are into minimalistic design, then this one's for you!

Design

We have kept the design of Zo as minimal as possible without compromising on its functionality. The top surface of the table consists of a single sleek piece of wood. The four legs have been arranged at an angle which not only ensures more stability but also adds to the aesthetics of the form.

The Hive

Story

Hive, as the name suggests, is inspired by the hexagonal honeycomb construction by the skilled worker-bees. The form explores the shape of a pyramid with a gentle play of curves to make the skeleton. The intricately woven cane resembles the quasi-horizontally organized cells in a bee-nest.

Design

Hive is a versatile lighting piece that is geometrically constructed out of four pieces of solid wood. The curve is derived using descriptive geometry in a manner that the section at each point is perpendicular. The clean lines are finished with cane to add an artistic touch that also brings an element of playfulness into the light that is distributed.