Continuing the long-standing relationship with award-winning duo GamFratesi, GUBI recently launched the Epic Table collection. Named after the epic poems of ancient times, the Epic Table is a sculptural piece of furniture inspired by Greek columns and Roman architecture.
The Epic table is made in Italy and a celebration of Italian travertine stone, in response to the growing desire for the honesty and authenticity of natural materials. The monolithic form emphasizes the materiality of the stone, the natural beauty of its veins, and the vibrant texture of its unique patina – in which a new detail can be discovered with every use.
Inspired by historical examples of travertine constructions such as the Colosseum and Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and the 1970s revival of the material in Southern Europe, the table combines two simple geometric shapes, the circle and the hexagon, with references to the classical Greek column. This new expression showcases and enhances the material, while maintaining a formal simplicity. The hexagonal column is an intelligent solution that enables a substantial expression to be efficiently constructed from minimal materials.