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‘Float’ table by Luca Nichetto for La Chance (FR)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 06.07.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

Hyde version of the ‘Float’ table by Luca Nichetto for La Chance; photo by Stanislas Wolff

Bold, inverted conical sphere seems to balance on its apex in Luca Nichetto‘s latest table design for the recently-launched French furniture brand La Chance. Aptly named ‘Float’, the seemingly simple, uncomplicated form of the table has been achieved thanks to the complex metal leaf turnery technology which is normally employed in aircraft production. Featuring a reflective, mirrored base, ‘Float’ is available in two colour versions: high-gloss Lamborghini yellow or sombre matte grey aluminium finish. The design was unveiled, along with La Chance’s debut ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ collection, during this year’s Salone del Mobile at MOST.

‘Float’ table – Jekyll by Luca Nichetto for La Chance; photo by Stanislas Wolff

More about the design:


‘Float low table is a large turned over cone that looks like floating on a stretch of water. The designer’s intention behind this project was to create a functional object exploring in details the metal leaf turnery technology. Thanks to this technology it’s possible to create circular volumes in various dimensions which are normally used for the aircraft components. Float has a very simple shape which let you play with the shades of lights between the cone’s intense color and the reflective steel base making it a scenographic object and a large useful piece of furniture for the living area.’

Luca Nichetto’s sketch of the table

The technical detail of ‘Float’

Details outlining the final version of the design

Rendering of the table

Various colour options were initially considered

A cardboard model of the table

‘Float’ was launched at MOST during Salone del Mobile 2012; photo © Architonic

The table is part of the first collection by La Chance which was presented in Milan; photo © Architonic

to the La Chance website


view Luca Nichetto’s designs on Architonic


to Architonic’s ‘Milan 2012: MOST at the National Museum of Science and Technology’ photo album

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai ‘Float’ table by Luca Nichetto for La Chance (FR)