podia t-1804r

Moritz Schlatter, 2017

podia is an extremely flexible table system that allows for tables of almost any size and shape. The shape of the cast iron leg permits widths in excess of 1.20 metres as well as oversized round tables.

podia is an extremely flexible table system that allows for tables of almost any size and shape. The shape of the cast iron leg permits widths in excess of 1.20 metres as well as oversized round tables. There are no limits to the concept’s versatility, with free forms possible in addition to the classic square and round tables. As a result, the long-cherished ambitions of many architects are fulfilled.
This variety of shapes is possible because the cast iron legs are fitted to the outer area of the table top and because their T-shaped top plate eliminates the need for struts. A simple and elegant solution.
Its clean and simple form allows podia to combine with virtually every chair. It also harmonises perfectly with modern buildings made of glass, steel and concrete.
This combination of cast iron leg and solid wood table top is typical of horgenglarus and harks back to the traditional in-house designs from the 1920s and 30s.
With its 45° profile and slightly cambered surface, the podia table leg takes full advantage of the technical possibilities of solid casting production. It is manufactured by the Giesserei Chur foundry using traditional sand casting – the highest-quality casting process. Every leg is treated with anthracite structured paint. The horgenglarus lettering is discretely cast into one side of the leg. The weight of the cast iron gives the table exceptional stability despite the slender legs.
Custom designs are a speciality at horgenglarus. The 30-mm-thick table tops for podia are individually crafted from solid wood to the specified dimensions. To ensure that the table top remains flat, a principle from the 17th century is employed: A groove is milled into every solid wood table top into which dovetail battens are set. Thanks to this traditional craftsmanship, even large tables can be manufactured without the need for a central support.
Customers can choose between beech, oak, cherry, ash or black walnut. The surface is polished by hand until the wood has a velvety feel. It is then varnished or can also be stained, oiled or soaped on request.
podia was designed by Moritz Schlatter, who designed the glaris table for horgenglarus in 2012.

Table with 4 cast iron legs, anthracite painted finish with original lettering, adjustable sliders, table top in solid wood with dovetail battens, 30mm thick, table height: 74cm

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Hg 520 buche dsm 40x21 Natural beech HG 520
Hg 530 eiche dsm 40x21 00 Natural oak HG 530
Hg 550 kirschbaum dsm 40x21 Natural cherry HG 550
Hg 560 schwarznuss dsm 40x21 gausch 0 5 Natural black walnut HG 560
Hg 570 esche dsm 40x21 Natural ash HG 570
Hg 203 schwarz o lack dsm 40x21 Black beech HG 203
Hg 200 anthrazit o lack dsm 40x21 Anthracite beech HG 200
Hg 580 esche schwarz dsm 40x21 Black ash HG 580
Hg 535 ei raeuchereiche dsm 40x21 Stained smoked oak HG 535
Hg 100 ebony o lack dsm 40x21 Ebony beech HG 100
Hg 110 wenge o lack dsm 40x21 Wenge beech HG 110
Hg 130 mahagoni o lack dsm 40x21 Mahagony beech HG 130
Hg 120 maron o lack dsm 40x21 Maron beech HG 120
Hg 151 nuss o lack dsm 40x21 Maron beech HG 151
Hg 172 bu geweisst dsm 40x21 Whitewashed beech HG 172
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