The Obtuse

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The Obtuse Collection is inspired by the symmetry of shapes and forms both imagined and discovered in nature. The strong lines and assertive presence of each of the pieces in this collection are what make it stand out, not only within The Mallet’s repertoire but also in the market.

The Obtuse

Story

This side stand has a simple, solid design that evokes the square. The sharp features and angles of the piece accentuate the simplicity of the lines and form. As the name indicates, Obtuse highlights a single angle mirrored on both sides, presenting a beautiful symmetry, while also providing stability.

Design

One of the main challenges in taking this piece from concept to form was in creating the angle of the vertical elements, which adds a layer of complexity to the joinery holding up the entire structure.

The Pie

Story

The Pie Chair takes inspiration quite literally from the mathematical figure ‘pi’, a rule of circles. The curves of the seat follow the radius of the same circle, making the design of the Pie Chair quite singular. As with all our pieces, the form is married with function, and the low seating has been designed for optimal ergonomic comfort.

Design

This design was conceptualized from a simple line drawing and was transformed into 3D. This allowed our concept to come to life, as we pushed the constraints of joinery and structural load transfer to create yet another masterpiece in the Lucerna collection.

The Pick

Story

A beechwood tabletop with an exaggerated grain pattern tapered oak wood legs and developed truncated cone metal bracket. The Pick table is an integral part of the Lucerna Collection, with its aesthetically pleasing minimal design, and simple but effective structural solutions in a geometrically sound form.

Design

We achieved the geometry of the tabletop with set proportions and radius in a calculated ratio, such that every curve complements each other. The process of creating this piece involved the use of innovative jigs to taper the legs and applied geometry to achieve the perfect proportions with the metal brackets.