In Lukas Bürki’s Spike table design two parallel table tops combine the lightness of glass with the warm feel of wood, used here for the leg construction.
“I found the combination of two contrasting high-quality materials especially interesting.” says Bürki. “The glass comes to use in both plates and solid wood is making up the core – the element of glass is lending the horizontal spatial component a floating quality, whereas the solid wood is giving the vertical dimension stability”.
The wooden base is constructed as a traditional box joint – a visually interesting contrast to the overall modern shape of Spike. The table plate is held in place by a clamp construction with the table legs and by gravitational pressure. The transparent, extra-white top float glass plate gives the table an air of lightness whereas the opaque float glass on the bottom half closes off the leg-room from vision or can be used to lay out decorative objects.