Islets Table 
by Maria Bruun

 


The Islets Table series is a precise design with a strong identity, based on a simple construction, where details are kept to a minimum. It’s an approach that reflects the sculptural minimalism of Danish designer Maria Bruun, who seeks a balance between a light feeling in the expression and pieces with a strong, assertive presence.


 



Islets consists of a side table, a large coffee table and a grand dining table all crafted in solid oak and finished with a natural light oil. Oak is a signature material from Fredericia, appreciated for its warmth and durable qualities. The series can work as separate elements or as a set to anchor an interior - from private homes to public spaces.

The name Islets takes its inspiration from several small, man-made islands in a Copenhagen borough called Christianshavn. An urban archipelago undergoing a renaissance as a vibrant waterfront city, structurally supported by a foundation of oak pillars. .






 



Maria Bruun

Danish designer Maria Bruun creates unique experiences in form and space. Much like a set designer, early in her creative process she visualises her ideas in a spatial context in relation to its surroundings. An approach that contributes to her carefully considered, sculptural designs that are a pleasure to both use and behold.

Bruun’s work often consists of a series of pieces involving familiar materials in new constellations with a unique sense of tactility and scale, to establish an interplay between recognition and renewal. Her profound love of wood and its effect on us as humans is a passion she shares with Fredericia, along with our strong connection between the past and the future.

Curiosity and respect are her guide in constructing and meticulously refining a shape while honouring the natural structure of wood. She explores the parameters of a variety of materials, including metal and glass, to bring an innovative approach to classic craftsmanship techniques in her close dialogue with skilled artisans.