FENIX table, Björn Weckström (1973)
A sofa and a dining table that Björn
Weckström had made for his own home in the 1970s. A few dining tables
were manufactured but only one sofa table for the artist’s own use. Both
the glass cover and the acrylic table legs made in a heated wooden mold
carry the artist’s signature. The table is available in two sizes.
Low Table: height 40 cm, width 100 cm, length 120 cm
How the new Fenix-table and Fenix-chair are made
Steel and acryl, acryl and glass. The combinations of materials in the
furniture designed by Björn Wecktsröm sound doubtful but in fact the
materials highlight the best of each other. Already when restarting the
production of the Fenix-chair it was decided that the body of the small
chair was to be made of 12mm steel tube and the seat of 10mm acryl.
Similarly, the Fenix-table was to be identical with the prototype with
acrylic legs and a 12mm table-top made of hardened and polished glass.
The wavelike bending legs of the dining table are made by placing a
10mm acrylic plate in a purpose-made wooden or veneer mold which is
heated at C180. This method helps the acryl maintain the desired shape
perfect and prevents it from thinning at the bends where the masterful
use of the problematic acryl is most evident. Normally, acryl is bent so
that the part in question is warmed until it gets longer and thinner.
Thus the bend is less durable than the one made with the heated wooden
mold. A stamp-like signature of Björn Weckström is etched on the
surface below the glass top. The signature is not prominent but easily
visible through the glass.