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Graft, "Phantom", 2010, CFRP, GFRP, 300 x 120 x 75 cm, Edition 9

Graft, "Phantom", 2010, CFRP, GFRP, 300 x 120 x 75 cm, Edition 9

Graft, "Phantom", 2010, CFRP, GFRP, 300 x 120 x 75 cm, Edition 9

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Phantom

Dining Table "Phantom"

"A table has always been something special. We spend many of our most important moments at or around it." - This is only one of many reasons why the team of architects at GRAFT addressed the project of designing a dining table and decided to create something totally new, exclusively for stilwerk design gallery – a non-existent table! The tablecloth starts to ripple, seemingly galvanized into life by the energies of those seated around it, appears about to take off … and reveals that there is no table beneath it! The table never existed at all – a phantom, in fact.

GRAFT's design experts were inspired by the most famous dress in the history of cinema: Marilyn Monroe's white dress from the legendary 1955 film "The Seven Year Itch". Phantom's unique form depended on finding a flexible, yet resilient material: carbon-fibre reinforced plastic / fibreglass-reinforced plastic (CFRP/ FRP). These ultra-thin and ultra-light fibres are woven into a textile and layered into a laminate, resulting in a material that is extremely strong, yet light, and permits an almost endless range of designs and forms. A further critical factor was the surface finish of the material. CFRP/ FRP laminate can be treated to give a semi-transparent or fully opaque high-gloss finish. The result creates the visual impression of a textile caught in a moment of movement – stable enough to hold the most lavish feast, yet featherlight in appearance.

Dining Table "Phantom"
Design: GRAFT for stilwerk
Material: Carbon-fibre reinforced plastic / fibreglass-reinforced plastic (CFRP/ FRP)
Limited edition of 9 tables
Price: On request
Dimensions: 300 x 120 x 75 cm (with legs 390 x 190 cm)
Weight: approx. 100 kg