Inspired by bridge construction, the ‘Kahn’ dining table, by Ho Chi Minh City-based design studio District Eight, is a smart piece of flexible engineering. Imagined for group gatherings as well as singular office use, the rectangular oak top sits on a blackened steel wire frame and polished concrete legs, cast by local artisans. The table forms part of a series of furniture by the Vietnamese group that merges industrial finishes with a sleek appearance.

Pictured: ‘Bazaar’ Paper vase, €17, by Marcel Baer, for Octaevo. ‘Balance’ Box, €70, by Philippe Malouin, for Umbra shift. ‘Neri’ pen, €42, by Giulio Iacchetti, for Internoitaliano. ‘Void’ clock, €59, by Eugeni Quitllet, for Lexon. ‘MÖJA’ table Lamp, €450, by Léonard Kadid, for Polit. Navigator Notes, €12, by Marcel Baer, for Octaevo. ‘Uncino’ chair, £969, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, for Mattiazzi, from Viaduct. ‘Crimson‘ Emulsion, £43 per 2.5 litres, by Zoffany. ‘Velvet Platinum Soft’ tiles, £99 for 80cm x 80cm, By World’s End Tiles.

As originally featured in the April 2016 issue of Wallpaper* (*205)