Bobo
Monday 11 Jan 2016

The design for this unconventional side table was inspired by the African Baobab tree. This tree with its wide trunk and fragile branches defies all laws of correct proportions, which makes it one of a kind in nature.

 The BoBo is expressing the same. Perky and unique. As a side table it sure is handy, offering three plateaus for a cup, mobile phone, iPad, remote control or even an old school book. 

There are two standard versions of the BoBo: burned oak with brushed brass and solid oak with white steel. The black version is colored using the Shou-sugi-ban technique, an ancient Japanese technique in which wood is burned to form a natural protection. 

This traditional torching method generates a much richer color than a standard stain and deepens the grain of the oak. After burning and brushing, the side table is lacquered to prevent the release of charcoal.

The BoBo is made by real craftsmen, as are all designs by RKNL. No mass production but production with attention to detail. 

The center piece is made of solid oak and has an honest, natural look. As a result of the use of solid oak, each piece is different and has its own character.