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Creative director Vincent Van Duysen has reimagined the dining room with a stunning new table: Mateo. Celebrated for his ability to create objects with enduring character while maintaining a clean, refined aesthetic, Van Duysen demonstrates this skill to great effect with this new dining table.

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“I was inspired by the hospitality area designed for the new Pavilion inside the Molteni&C headquarters. A welcoming place, conceived to create an atmosphere of Italian hospitality, elegant and minimal, in line with the soul of the brand.”


Vincent Van Duysen

The table is perched upon a curved base that flares out very slightly as it goes down, providing stability and solidity while adding a touch of the unexpected. The conical base is available in two versions — one round and one ovular — to seamlessly integrate into existing spaces.

The designer’s architectural background is evident in Mateo’s structure. An internal frame is integrated by way of a lacquered metal rod that cannot be seen from the outside, reinforcing the meeting between base and top for complete stability.

“When making the central pedestal,” explains Van Duysen, “I was inspired by the solidity of a company with almost 90 years of history behind it. Roots that are deeply anchored, and which support its dynamic approach to the future.”

Available in an array of sizes, heights and configurations to suit varying compositions of families and groups, the table is designed to be a centerpiece for creating traditions that span decades.

Unique finishes from sports wood to shiny lacquer, and colors like rich pine green and soothing almond white, offer customizable options to suit a range of spaces. Additionally, a new oak wood option provides a warm character combined with longevity.

The Mateo table reinvents the notion of dining for the contemporary home. Scalable proportions meet a clean aesthetic for a timeless piece destined to be at the center of many years of memories.

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Vincent Van Duysen

Vincent Van Duysen was born in 1962, in Lokeren, Belgium and graduated in architecture at the Higher Institute of Architecture Sint-Lucas, in Ghent. From 1986 to 1989 he worked in Milan and Brussels. He opened his own studio in Antwerp, in 1990 focusing on architecture and interior design. The relationship between interior design and architecture in his work is profound. Furnishings and accessories are designed with an architectural perspective that is not limited by form, but is expressed with a careful perception of interior space and its relationship to the exterior architecture. By interpreting architecture and redefining its proportions, Van Duysen creates objects of great purity and simplicity that still retain a concrete character and solid form.

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“Protection is something very important that we all need and that is something that I want to translate into my architectural and design work”

Vincent Van Duysen

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