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Expanding on their Future Heritage Collection, Poltrona Frau has reissued the Kyoto Table by Gianfranco Frattini, perfectly merging a design-forward idea with master craftsmanship. The architect and designer took a trip to Japan in the early 70s to study with local craftsmen in Kyoto and it was there that he became inspired by their processing techniques and aesthetics. That inspiration resulted in the Kyoto Table’s joint and name, which led to the table going into production in 1974. Now, Poltrona Frau has brought the table back with the help of new artisans who benefit from Italian woodcrafting traditions in addition to modern skills.

The table’s understated elegance is brought forth through the beauty of the raw wood, a light solid beech wood, highlighted further with Canaletto walnut inserts that add to its strength. Available in a square or rectangular version, the Kyoto Tables feature slide-off counterpoise legs that can be positioned wherever desired.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.