Manfred was born from the idea of creating a table inspired by the lightness and strength of the first wooden planes. The intention of the designers was to transfer the formal language of the aerospace world to domestic products, creating a continuum between these two seemingly divergent worlds.
The material used for the structure is beech plywood with a in Marseilles soap finish, a technique that has almost disappeared that protects the wood by giving it a tactile feeling similar to that of silk. The table top is instead tempered, acidified and sandblasted glass cut through water-jet. The blasting process gently sails the underlying structure, shading it and making it look like suspended above a cloud, underlining the general idea of lightness and floating.