The Parabel was designed in 1993 by Eero Aarnio, and first shown at the International Furniture Fair in Cologne, Germany in January 2002. The table is made of fibreglass and comes in two sizes; large and oval. It is only available in white, the colour Eero specified to best showcase its sculptural details.
Dimensions large: 130 cm diameter x 72 cm height
Dimensions oval: 164 cm diameter x 110 cm depth x 72 cm height
“A romance between initial inspiration and technical craftsmanship”
“Fibreglass is an excellent material. It allows for a such a free and expressive design. There are only a few materials as long-lasting and easy to care for, to meet the needs of a table surface. The Parabel Table is almost a sculpture, a complete romance between initial inspiration and the technical craftsmanship.”
The Story of Parabel
The Parabel table was designed in 1993 by Eero Aarnio, and first shown at the International Furniture Fair in Cologne, Germany in January 2002. At that time, only the smallest size of the Parabel existed, the coffee table. After the success at the fair, suddenly new kind of demand was raised. Customers inquired whether the Parabel could be made available also in a larger size. Especially, buyers from Italy were very keen to acquire one in an oval size. It would make a great table, and especially a beautiful desktop.
Now, Parabel comes in two sizes; large and oval dining table. As many of Eero Aarnio’s previous designs, it is made of fiberglass. Eero admires fiberglass as a material, since it has immense possibilities to give to a designer, there are no limits to being free and expressive. At the same time the material is long-lasting and easy to care of.
The name Parabel reminds us of the mathematical form. However, glancing at the table, its associations are far from the mathematical science, and instead our thoughts are drawn to the art world. Parabel almost looks like a sculpture, one could easily see it decorating an art gallery. “A complete romance between initial inspiration and the technical craftmanship”, as Eero describes. The Parabel is only available in white, which embodies the sculptural aesthetics fluently. The shiny surface brings the unique and distinctive touch Eero tends to seek. The designer believes white is the best color to showcase this piece of art. The Parabel table combines appealing design and effortless sophistication with functional practicality and is the perfect addition to any modern home.
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