Doric Coffee Table
A response to the architectural traditions of the Classical era. The Doric Table, designed for Gubi by GamFratesi, continues an exploration that the duo began with the Epic Table, and extends the studio’s material investigation into the aesthetic and functional possibilities of limestone. The result is two very different expressions, and two distinct responses to the same inspiration: the Classical column.
The Doric Coffee Table takes its name from the Doric order of ancient Greek – and later Roman – architecture. The oldest and least ornamental of the three Classical orders, Doric architecture is characterized by restraint, symmetry, and simplicity, with decorative features generally limited to the vertical fluting that is so closely associated with the Doric column.