Eilersen is the result of proud furniture tradition, modern design and handmade quality.
Eilersen presents something as rare as a premiere. The artist, sculptor and furniture designer Monica Ritterband, for the first time puts her name, ideas and creativity into a new Eilersen design. Airborne is the name of the table which has a tight yet light as air Scandinavian touch in its genes.
Here in Scandinavia we love the easy, simple, streamlined design that is simultaneously organic and in harmony with both people and nature. Accordingly presenting itself as streamlined not stringent. But lovingly and meticulously crafted - like a stone that after many years of rolling in the surf along the Danish coast acquires the exact rounded expression that characterizes Airborne.
Light and elegant - austere and strong
"The actual shape of the table is inspired by the wing of an aircraft" says Monica Ritterband. "An airplane wing is carried by air. It looks light. It is long, elegant and strong. It has a tight and highly accurate aerodynamic design. It has strength and character. Nothing is left to chance, and it lives up to its mission 100%. Unaffected and effortlessly it carries its load - up into the sky," she explains. Airborne can also lift anything to heavenly heights. As the dinner table in a modern home. As a coffee table in the lounge corner of the living room or in the company's informal conversation corner. As a meeting or canteen table. Simplicity combined with sophisticated details is the strength that makes Airborne able to fly in and match any environment without compromise. Airborne will always be itself and have its own importance. But the table also has respect for its surroundings and slides quite naturally into the context.
Away with the militant - in with the human
Monica Ritterband would like to stimulate human interaction. "We sit so much across from one another," she emphasizes. "Both when we have meetings and when we eat. Many tables have a table end, and that table end establishes rank. My goal was to design a table where everyone sits equally at the table, and where everyone can talk to everyone. By shaping the table with inspiration from an airplane wing it can be used for example in a canteen without the formation resembling a military rank. A little unorthodox, but still within a natural geometric framework where everyone can participate." As a coffee table Airborne has both functional and aesthetic strengths. First and foremost, there is adequate surface space, freeing one from having to balance cups, glasses and plates on lap or armrest. At the same time the round, organic corners mean that there is no risk of banging legs into sharp edges. The table legs are a story in themselves. They are shaped like slender ovals and in this way provide the table with a strong foothold and landing gear while the oval shape helps to emphasize the lightweight, aerodynamic look. Airborne has a tabletop of super strong plywood that can be covered with a number of optional linoleum colours.