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Bespoke Brutalist Meets Japan, Reclaimed Hardwood, by P. Tendercool

$9,680per item


This is our very first 100% in-house designed and created table, or desk, or console. While we are known for mounting our creations on sand cast bronze or brass bases, we do not want to limit ourselves. We went back to the basics on this one: pure and honest woodwork: no nails, no bolts, just able hands. We love architecture, we love Japan, and yes, we adore George Nakashima. For the top and bases, we selected reclaimed hardwood, Teak wood from an old house near Ayutthaya. When our Bangkok friend and long-term fan saw this, he couldn't resist ordering one for himself! Japanese inspired, Belgian design. Model: FTOP-PT31-GT-DO Top: Reclaimed Teak wood, 4.5cm thick Top finish: Diamond oiled Base: Reclaimed Teak wood Base finish: Diamond oiled Dimensions: 250 x 96 x 74 cm (W x D x H) 98.4 x 37.8 x 29.1 inch P. Tendercool FTOPs, fantastic tables made with old planks   Bespoke, handmade tables made with reclaimed wood; sand-cast bronze, brass or aluminium bases   Reclaimed wood While P. Tendercool may not be greener than your average Martian, he does not kill trees! P. Tendercool, run by Belgians Pieter Compernol and Stephanie Grusenmeyer, is based in Bangkok, Thailand. We are ideally placed to go wood-hunting: every month or so we organize a sourcing trip along 2nd and 3rd generation woodshops in remote villages, meeting locals who buy up abandoned houses, rice-barns and forgotten structures, often dating back 100 years. While Thailand has no wood industry left, it was spoiled for choice and quality in the good ol’days days. Some of the best exotic tropical woods were available and it is our Mission to score these and turn vintage floors, beams, and pillars into truly unique furniture.  We buy our wood in very small quantities, often just enough for one table: truly reclaimed and truly unique furniture.    Unique one-off Every FTOP table we create is indeed unique, and this shows: we use traditional wood-working techniques to join massive beams and refrain from levelling the bottom of the table. We naturally sand to remove splinters but we want our clients to see we use genuinely old wood, not machine-made-to-look-to-be-reclaimed wood. The top-edges are the perfect witness, uneven, almost Brutalist at times, but always unique and very touchy-feely. Bottoms and tops will more often than not show imperfections we cherish: traces of the past: old wooden pegs, old joinery, some restored holes, all signs of the woods previous life. We also refrain from using big belt-sanders, which means you will see and feel our hands when you check the surface. And re-check. Re-check...   Real wood, no veneers Very few pieces of furniture are still being created with real high quality hardwood. While we take every precaution and carefully match humidity levels with international standards, we can never forego the fact that wood is a living, breathing material which will be influenced by excessive temperature and humidity fluctuations. There is always a chance that wood will retract or expand slightly with the changing of the seasons. Rest assured: to date we only received two remarks from worried client in eight years and in both cases, we advised how to remedy.   Lead-time 12 weeks.

Customization Options

Contact us for custom size, variety of wood for base, or changing to bronze, brass, or aluminium base.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.14 in. (74 cm)Width: 98.43 in. (250 cm)Depth: 37.8 in. (96 cm)
  • Style
    Brutalist (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Condition
    P.Tendercool has collected 200 rare antique slabs of hardwood, all minimum one hundred years old. we have designed a number of bases which can be sandcast in bronze, brass or aluminum, Once wood selected we can discuss wood finish.
  • Seller Location
    Bangkok, TH
  • Reference Number
    Seller: PTendercool-FTOP-TE-DO-Tex1stDibs: LU2561324460952

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    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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