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Nadadora’s Tab design for Sancal

A mushrooming trend.


Sancal, based in Murcia, Spain, is an internationally famous company, renowned for its upholstered ultra-contemporary, top quality furniture. But it has recently risked branching out with its recently launched Tab line of stools and side tables, dreamt up by Valencia-based design studio Nadadora. These comprise very cute benches and small tables inspired by a type of beehive called ‘trobo’ found in Asturias, northwestern Spain, which is made of hollowed-out tree trunks.


Their bases are made of curved sheets of chestnut wood. These come in two heights and, with table tops available in one of two diameters, this collection of stools and tables is versatile. It’s available in a wide spectrum of tones – the neutral colours of the wood (especially when bases and tops are both made of wood) make them suitable for subtly coloured interiors. Alternatively, the pieces come with brightly coloured tops which create a striking graphic contrast with the wooden bases.


The pieces, which we spotted at the Sancal stand at the recent Milan Furniture Fair, really recall tree trunks which provide us with something to rest on while going for a walk in a forest.

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