The Trestle Table is an elegant, flexible table where the top and base are not connected. The base consists of lightweight aluminum trestles which, through careful design, are stackable and very stable. The trestles carry the table top with a layer of cork providing sufficient grip.

The tabletop has Forbo Desktop as its top layer; a distinctive upholstery material made from sustainable raw materials known for its elegance. Forbo Desktop offers a unique combination of a semi-matte surface with a warm, fine texture and over time acquires a beautiful patina over it.

Looking for larger quantities or to use this product in a project? Ask for a free quotation here. On our download page, you can find 3d models, high-res images, and other product information.


The Trestle Table is available as standard in widths of 70, 80 or 90 cm and lengths of 1.80 to 2.20 meters with 2 trestles. Lengths from 2.50 to 3.00 meters are possible with 3 trestles. Different sizes are possible on request!

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For us, that doesn't just mean giving information about where something has been produced. Our chain starts much earlier: with the designer of the product!

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The Trestle Table was designed by David Derksen. David is based in Rotterdam with his studio. 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 a final project, he developed a lightweight composite tabletop with lightweight, stackable trestles. The idea behind this was to make office furniture more suitable for the increasingly flexible functions of office environments. The table he created for his graduation project eventually became the starting point for the Trestle Table as it can now be found in the Vij5 collection.

David Derksen

"For me, producing objects is like playing with the forces of nature. In my Design I try to express the beauty of the material and the way it is produced."

David Derksen


After his graduation (see Design) and several attempts to find the right manufacturer for the tabletop, David decided to present the design again in Milan with another tabletop (plywood with a Forbo linoleum top layer). Although we had been familiar with the design for several years, this was the moment when the Trestle Table really caught our attention. In the meantime, we were busy working with David around the Copper and Brass Lights. But after several years, the Trestle Table finally became part of the Vij5 collection in 2018!

In fact, the table was pretty much already developed by David. All we did together was choose some standard colors for the trestles and top layer of the table top.

What we find interesting about the Trestle Table is that it is particularly suitable for use in spaces where flexibility is important, such as work environments, but because of its elegance, it also looks great in a domestic setting. Unlike many other tables with trestles, you can use a chair on the head end of the table making it suitable as a dining table, for example.

"What we find interesting about the Trestle Table is that it's suitable for work environments, but also wouldn't look out of place in a home setting."

Arjan & Anieke
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The trestles of the Trestle Table are made in Germany at a metal processing company which is very good at welding aluminum. This company also previously made David's prototype series.

The top of the Trestle Table can be fully customized to 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 laid over the tabletops, every dot or speck of dirt underneath will eventually show in the surface.


Trestle Table


Aluminum trestles, production in Germany, Powder coating in small series in Valkenswaard (NL) in a beautiful matte (30% gloss) Powder coating.

Dimensions of trestles

Bottom 31 x 82cm
top 12 x 70cm
height (including cork) 72cm
height including table top approx. 74cm

Standard color trestles

RAL 9002 gray-white
RAL5008 gray-blue
RAL9004 signal-black
RAL6009 pine-green
Other colors upon request


In the recess on top of the trestles is a layer of cork that acts as an anti-slip. Laser cut at Vij5 in Eindhoven (NL)


Birch plywood tabletop, top layer Forbo Desktop, production in Ommen (NL)


Height of trestles 71cm
Table height including top approx. 74cm

In Vij5 collection since 2018

As a top layer we use the beautiful matte Forbo Desktop, furniture linoleum. This is available in many colors and since each table is custom made this is free to choose. The trestles are currently available in three standard colors (white, dark blue and black), in order to create beautiful combinations. In consultation, we can also coat the trestles (at an additional cost) in other colors.

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 granulate and a top layer.

Linoleum granulate consists of oxidized linseed oil and resin to which wood flour, limestone and pigments are added. A calender rolls the granulate onto the impregnated paper. After the drying process, Furniture Linoleum is coated with a protective finish. This water-based acrylic finish accentuates the specific natural look of linoleum.

Thanks to its pure natural ingredients and special protective coating, Furniture Linoleum is antistatic. The material resists the buildup of static electricity, giving dust no chance to adhere, thus keeping the material 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 size.

There are a number of standard color trestles, but a custom color is also available here upon request.

All table tops are basically made to size and per order, so we are even more flexible with that.

Would you like to see this product in real life ?

Come to our showroom in Eindhoven or visit one of our ambassadors or other points of sale.

In need of larger numbers or application in a project?

Please contact Arjan and request a quotation here.

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Vij5 webshop

All Vij5 products can of course also be ordered directly from our own webshop:


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You can visit our studio and workshop to see, feel, and experience our products in person! We operate from a distinctive industrial building on the Hallenweg in Eindhoven. Most of our products are on display here, but currently, the showroom is being used for another major project. So, please get in touch and let us know what you'd like to see, and we'll make it work!

You can make an appointment for this by mail or phone.

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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.