With Riad table, Madrid-based Studio Alvaro Catalan de Ocón celebrates traditional early 20th century European craftsmanship and design at Design Economy Expo 2017 —part of this year's Atlanta Design Festival coming in June.
ACdO exhibited Riad table in Milano, Italy during the Salone del Mobile 2016. The table's hexagonal shape offers the possibility to reproduce a "raised floor" combining as many pieces as desired.
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Riad table is an enhancement of the traditional manufacturing process and graphic motifs of hydraulic tiles.
These concrete tiles emerged in Mediterranean Europe in the early 20th century as an industrial response to old mosaic floors. The drawings of Riad are inspired by traditional designs that can be found from the Alhambra of Granada to the Great Mosque of Damascus.