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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