In 2003, architect Craig Bassam and creative director Scott Fellows began drafting their vision for a new kind of American luxury company. A genuine, fully integrated lifestyle brand stemming from their shared aesthetic sensibilities, it would encompass architectural projects and interiors as well as impeccably crafted furniture, lifestyle objects and personal accessories. BassamFellows’ pioneering Craftsman Modern aesthetic, which marries architectural authority with a minimal-artisanal philosophy, was introduced with the debut of the iconic BassamFellows Tractor Stool at the 2003 Salone del Mobile in Milan.
The BassamFellows Kant Table was originally designed as a private commission for a home in New Canaan, CT. The client desired a substantial, modern looking table that would hold its own within an oversized dining room.
The Kant Table is a natural companion for the Mantis Side Chairs as it offers a similar study in contrasts: strong and elegant, sharp and curved, solid and light. Due to the table’s ambitious dimensions – the first version measured 13 feet by 4 feet – the challenge was to create an elegant, visually light base that would provide structural support for a solid wood top. Borrowing from architectural principles, the resulting tabletop is supported by twin beams and angled legs bound by a V-shaped truss support.
Marrying the elegant with the formidable, the Kant Table offers great versatility. The first piece designated for a commercial setting was selected for Starbucks’ new Seattle Reserve Roastery, where 12 Mantis Chairs accompany it in the luxurious library and tasting room. Despite its heft and durability, the table possesses myriad details that make it a joy to experience. Among them are a half bullnose gently rolled edge that contrasts the sharpness of other elements of the table, and softened corners that are touch-friendly and aesthetically engaging.
CB-392 Kant Table 6 Seater
CB-393 Kant Table 6-8 Seater
CB-394 Kant Table 8 Seater
CB-395 Kant Table 10 Seater
CB-396 Kant Table 12 Seater