THE LAST WORD

LAZY SUSANS

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Given that the fu­ture is all about speed and con­ve­nience, it’s no sur­prise that the Lazy Su­san is back on the menu. Re­mem­ber the ro­tat­ing table­tops that al­lowed din­ner guests to sum­mon the salt at a quick spin of the wheel with­out dis­turb­ing their com­pan­ions? When Team ED spot­ted mod­ern takes on the clas­sic – in ma­te­ri­als from mar­ble to smoked oak – dot­ted through­out Mi­lan’s fur­ni­ture fair this year, we de­tected a re­vival and a trend.

Leg­end has it that the Lazy Su­san was in­vented in China to ef­fi­ciently serve dim sum to a crowded ta­ble, but it was more likely the brain­child of New York’s first Chi­nese restau­rants. The 2017 in­ter­pre­ta­tion is more chic than ever. Wood ver­sions are ev­ery­where: take the ‘ Ybu’ ta­ble by Christophe Del­court in oak ( be­low) and Antonio Cit­te­rio’s ‘Astrum’ ta­ble for Max­alto, with a brushed black oak or African wenge top (mid­dle right).

Mean­while, Ital­ian brand Po­rada’s ‘Thayl’ ta­ble com­bines a mar­ble top and a bron­zoro (Ital­ian gold-plated) base with canaletto wal­nut legs and a match­ing cen­tral wheel (top right). Also new for this year is Draen­ert’s ‘Mag­num Tadao’ ta­ble – a larger ver­sion of its ever-pop­u­lar ‘Tadao’ – made from a choice of nat­u­ral stone, in­clud­ing mar­ble and gran­ite op­tions. The de­sign fea­tures a stun­ning, three-winged stone star base ( bot­tom right).

THE 2017 IN­TER­PRE­TA­TION OF THE LAZY SU­SAN IS MORE CHIC THAN EVER BE­FORE, AP­PEAR­ING IN A VA­RI­ETY OF FIN­ISHES FROM MAR­BLE TO SMOKED OAK

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