The Brick 133 Dinner Table was developed by Paola Navone for the manufacturer Gervasoni, a leading Italian firm which has been run by three generations of the same family.
As well as serving as the company's main designer, Paola Navone has created pieces for many of Europe's top luxury brands. During a long career which goes back to the early 1970s, she has been the recipient of numerous industry accolades, including the coveted Osaka International Design Award.
Juxtaposing the old and the new, the Brick 133 Dinner Table from Gervasoni takes the traditional refectory table - a type of furniture most often seen in the dining halls of ancient monasteries - and updates it with gleaming industrial materials. The main feature of the piece is its pair of eye-catching legs in glossy cast aluminium, which are connected with a wooden beam that serves as a footrest. Meanwhile the tabletop consists of 5 planks of aged oak. Measuring 73cm in height, 240cm in length and 100cm in width, the piece is easily roomy enough to serve as the family's main dining table, and also makes a stylish and distinctive desk.