The warmth and truthfulness of wood is fully revealed in the Kyoto Coffee Table by Poltrona Frau. Originally designed in 1974 by Gianfranco Frattini following a trip to Japan, it manages the feat of being both pared-back and complex thanks to its clever use of primary materials and elegant construction. The absence of decorative elements exalts the beauty of the raw material while the Canaletto walnut inserts have a
precise strengthening function - requiring great technical ability and care. A much beloved icon, the Kyoto table forms part of
the permanent collection of the Design Museum at the Milan Triennale.
Materials & Finishes
Structure top and legs: Extra light solid beechwood with solid Canaletto walnut inserts at the end of the boards of the top and legs. The wooden boards are connected with 45° joints that form a square pattern. All surfaces are treated with a protective transparent matt varnish.
Legs: Slide-off counterpoise legs that can be positioned as desired.
Aesthetic details: The Poltrona Frau logo and the designer’s signature are laser engraved on one of the faces of the leg supports.
W 102 x D 52 x H 32 cm
W 102 x D 102 x H 32 cm
Not all Poltrona Frau furniture is available to buy online. However, the full range can be ordered via our London-based showroom where we have an array of Poltrona Frau furniture on display. Please contact our design team on 020 8421 1779 if you require further information or to discuss the Chaplins Price Promise.
Year of design
1974 / 2020