Sinuhe Pianella is an Italian furniture designer and maker behind the Construct Table, a Folklore exclusive made from steel and reclaimed wood. Jamie caught up with him recently while he was busy at work in his Bermondsey, London studio… all as bright sunlight beamed through and classical music filled the air!
Sinuhe’s approach to design and materials is aligned with Folklore’s ethos. He believes in creating beautiful form from unwanted materials, ‘I like to work with poor materials and give them a new life’. He grew up in a small town near Venice, learning the tools of his trade from his father who was a metalsmith and his grandfather who was a woodworker.
Still, Sinuhe is constantly learning and evolving in order to maintain complete ownership of his craft. His initial design work is done digitally before the hands on sourcing and crafting begins. This can be a labour intensive process - everything from selecting locally sourced scaffolding, sanding and cleaning the timber, welding the steel legs and adding the unique patina and finish.
Our Construct Table is available in two sizes and comes in three finishes: natural matt, white matt or white with natural wax. Sinuhe is presently working on a desk and coffee table that will be added to the range over the coming months.
The table is strong and stable without the need for a cross brace - resulting in clean lines and a pure minimal aesthetic.
Visit our website to find out more about the Construct Table.