The Trestle Table is an elegant, flexible table where the top and the base are not connected to each other. The base consists of lightweight aluminium trestles which, thanks to careful design, are stackable and very stable. The trestles support the tabletop and a layer of cork provides sufficient grip.
The top layer of the table top is Forbo Desktop; a distinctive covering material made of sustainable raw materials that is known for its elegance. Forbo Desktop offers a unique combination of a semi-matt surface with a warm, fine structure and acquires a beautiful patina over time.
The Trestle Table is standard available in widths of 70, 80 or 90 cm and lengths of 1.80 to 2.20 metres with 2 trestles. Lengths of 2.50 to 3.00 metres are possible with 3 trestles. Different sizes are available on request!
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The Trestle Table is designed by David Derksen. David has his studio in Rotterdam. Nature, and especially the principles and processes found in nature, are his main sources of inspiration. This results in a strong focus on materials, how they behave and how they can be constructed.
As his graduation project he developed a lightweight composite table top with lightweight, stackable trestles. The idea behind this was to make office furniture better suited for the increasingly flexible functions of office environments. The table he made for his graduation project ultimately became the starting point for the Trestle Table that can now be found in the Vij5 collection.
"Producing objects for me is like playing with the forces of nature. In my designs I try to express the beauty of the material and the way it is produced."David Derksen
CURATE + TRANSLATE
After graduating (see DESIGN) and several attempts to find the right manufacturer for the tabletop, David decided to present the design again in Milan with a different tabletop (plywood with a Forbo linoleum top layer). Although we were familiar with the design for several years, this was the moment when the Trestle Table really caught our attention. In the meantime, together with David, we were busy working on the Copper and Brass Lights. But after a few years, the Trestle Table finally became part of the Vij5 collection in 2018!
The table was actually already as good as developed by David. The only thing we did together was to choose a number of standard colours for the trestles and top layer of the table top.
What we find interesting about Trestle Table is that it is suitable for use in spaces where flexibility is important, such as work environments, but it also looks great in a domestic setting. Unlike many other tables with trestles, this design allows you to sit at the ends, which makes it suitable for use as a dining table, for example.
"What we find interesting about the Trestle Table is that it is suitable for work environments, but also doesn't look out of place in a home setting."Arjan & Anieke
The trestles of the Trestle Table are made in Germany by a metal processing company which is very good at welding aluminum. This company also made the prototype series of David.
The top of the Trestle Table can be completely adjusted to the dimensions of the interior. It is made in the Netherlands by a tabletop manufacturer that is very good at gluing Forbo Desktop. This requires clean and careful work, because Forbo behaves like a 'skin' that is placed over the tabletops, every speck or piece of dirt is visible in the surface.
Aluminium trestles, production in Germany, powder coated in small series in Valkenswaard (NL) in a beautiful matt (30% gloss) powder coating.
Bottom 31 x 82cm
top 12 x 70cm
height (including cork) 72cm
height including table top approx. 74cm
Standard colours trestles
RAL 9002 grey-white
Other colours on request
In the recess on top of the trestles there is a layer of cork which acts as an anti-slip layer. Laser-cut at Vij5 in Eindhoven (NL)
Birchmulitplex tabletop, Forbo Desktop top layer, production in Ommen (NL)
Height of trestles 71cm
Table height including top approx. 74cm
In Vij5 collection since 2018
As top layer we use the beautiful mat Forbo Desktop, furniture linoleum. This is available in many colours and since each table is custom-made, you are free to choose the colour. The trestles are currently available in three standard colors (white, dark blue and black), so you can make nice combinations. In consultation we can also coat the trestles (at an additional cost) in other colours.
Other top layers such as HPL are possible on request!
Forbo Furniture Linoleum
Furniture Linoleum is a high quality and distinctive product with a natural and warm matt look that invites to touch. Although it invites to be touched, no fingerprints remain on the surface.
Furniture Linoleum consists of three layers: impregnated paper, linoleum granules and a top layer.
Linoleum granules consist of oxidized linseed oil and resin to which wood flour, limestone and pigments have been added. A calender rolls the granules onto the impregnated paper. After the drying process Furniture Linoleum is given a protective finish. This water-based acrylic finish accentuates the specific natural look of linoleum.
Thanks to the pure natural ingredients and the special protective layer, Furniture Linoleum is antistatic. The material is resistant to the buildup of static electricity so that dust has no chance of adhering and the material therefore remains dust-free and clean.
All Trestle Tables are custom made and made to order. This gives you a lot of freedom of choice in color and dimensions.
There are a number of standard colours of trestles, but custom colours are also available on request.
All table tops are made to measure and per order, so we are even more flexible in this respect.
Would you like to see the Trestle Table by David Derksen in real life?
Larger numbers or application in a project?
Please contact Arjan and request a quotation here.
All Vij5 products can of course also be ordered directly from our own webshop :
You can visit our showroom and workshop to see, feel and experience our products in real life! We work from a characteristic warehouse on the Hallenweg in Eindhoven. Here you can see and buy all Vij5 products and we are happy to provide you with personal advice.
Vij5 Showroom open by appointment: Due to Corona we are only open by appointment for press & interior professionals. As a consumer you can also make an appointment if you are interested in a specific product.
You can make an appointment for this in our online agenda.
A Vij5 Ambassador is, just like us, a big fan of the Vij5 collection. It is not just a point of sale, but a shop that knows just a little bit more about our products. There is always someone present as a point of contact who can tell you everything about the Vij5 collection!
Vij5 Ambassadors are specialists in e.g. our lighting, furniture and/or accessories and will gladly provide you with advice. There is a nice selection of products from our collection in the shop. When an item is not in stock in the store an Ambassador can always order it for you.
Points of sale
Besides Ambassadors, Vij5 also has a selected network of points of sale within the Netherlands and abroad. Several (online and offline) design shops, interior design and lighting consultants carry a smaller part of our collection. They can also advise you about our products and can order items for you if they are not directly available from stock.