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Bespoke Low Table with Single Slab of Antique Hardwood, by P. Tendercool

$6,200per item


Model: Low table ATOP PT81_BS1 Top: One slab of antique hardwood Top finish: Natural oiled Base: PT81 base, sand cast brass Base finish: Golden sand Dimensions: 166 x 41 x 22 cm (W x D x H) 65.4 x 16.1 x 8.7 inch P. Tendercool ATOPs – tables made with Antique TOPs Bespoke, hand-made tables created with collected slabs of Antique Hardwood and sand-cast Bronze, Brass or Aluminum Available to your order Antique slabs of exotic hardwood  P. Tendercool, run by Belgians Pieter Compernol and Stephanie Grusenmeyer, is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Stephanie comes from a family of Antique dealers and for over a decade has been collecting truly unique slabs of antique hardwood. In many Asian countries families placed a huge low platform on which they'd traditionally sit to enjoy lunch, tea, dinner or sleep on. In northern China these were often made in stone or bricks under which a fire was kept burning. Elsewhere in China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Thailand, these were actual pieces of furniture: huge low tables, opium beds, with delicate carvings, sculpted or inlaid legs, and fine joinery. Some became true family heirlooms. Other than the function, our slabs have nothing in common with these: we first found some in North Vietnam, where villagers in the olden days were surrounded by huge trees. Trees they cut to construct their homes. Trees so huge that villagers would slice some into slabs and simply placed these on the floor. Functional design. We estimate that about 95% of these wonderful slabs we collected over a period of 10 years are about one hundred years old. Inspection of the bottom parts show they were clearly cut by hand, pre-machine age... There are never any traces of legs, nor is there ever any carving, just slabs of amazing harwood. The fact that these wooden slabs still exist is proof of their stone-hard quality, we are not talking pine-wood here: many decades of humid-hot, termite-infested surroundings have had no noticeable effect other than them remaining solid witnesses of a bygone era. They typically have a one-person size: around two-meter long, by about 75-80 cm wide. We almost always find them in pairs: his and hers, Ying and Yang. Which wood?  By far the larger number of slabs in our collection is Chicken-wing wood, coveted and cherished by many Chinese as Jichimu since the grain of this wood variety resembles the feathers of a bird. Next to Zitan & Huang-Huali wood, Jichimu has enjoyed a wide following and furniture made with this rare wood has been avidly collected since to the Ming-dynasty. We currently own two hundred slabs, available for selection in our workshop, just across our gallery in Bangkok. We do not know of anyone who has such a large collection of aged slabs as ours. Unfortunatly the secret is out: we now have to pay double to triple the price we paid only a couple of years ago. Collectables  As former Antiques dealers we are convinced that our ATOP collection will be 'Antiques' to future generations: the wood is already extremely rare and about a hundred years old, the bases sand-cast by hand, and we will let you be the judge of the strength of the design ;) Reason why every table created will receive our burnt-in logo and its unique number stamped at the bottom. We are not discussing limited series here, every single table is unique. Lead-time 12 weeks.

Customization Options

Contact us for available varieties of reclaimed hardwood. We can adapt to your ideal size and finish of edge. Base can be sand-cast for you in Bronze and Brass


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.67 in. (22 cm)Width: 65.36 in. (166 cm)Depth: 16.15 in. (41 cm)
  • Style
    Minimalist (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    12-13 weeks
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. P.Tendercool has collected 200 rare antique slabs of hardwood, all minimum one hundred years old. we have designed a number of bases which van be sandcast in bronze, brass or aluminum, Once wood selected we can discuss wood finish.
  • Seller Location
    Bangkok, TH
  • Reference Number
    Seller: PT81 ATOP BS1 Makha Wood1stDibs: LU256137439823

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    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Maker

P. Tendercool

Cross Cultural Creations, Belgians in Bangkok. Belgians Pieter Compernol and Stéphanie Grusenmeyer are founders and design directors of P. Tendercool, and work with talents from around the globe. Bespoke Furniture – Haute Manufacture. We create Bespoke. Handmade, made-to-order furniture for some of the most discerning interior designers, private clients and hospitality leaders. P. Tendercool creates tables of all shapes and sizes, leather chairs and stools, and recently developed their first collection of sofa's and daybeds. We use antique or reclaimed hardwood and honor traditional crafts: sand cast bronze and brass, true French polishing, home-made wax and the works. We do not participate at any design or furniture fairs and don’t work through resellers. Our creations are market-fresh, only available at our gallery or our open workshop in Bangkok and online. We design at our own pace and present new creations only when we feel we are ready. We make furniture we would buy ourselves. If we didn't like our own creations why would you love them? We strive to be transparent in everything we do: we offer great photos of finished creations, images of production process, we show how we crate and create, how we handle shipping and offer videos on how to unpack, mount and maintain our creations. We hate to be disappointed when we buy online, and know you do too. We keep our promises and respect our lead-times. What you see is what you’ll get!
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