Andree Weissert, 2013
Material & Colour
ash wood, lacquer stain: black, white, red, yellow, petrol blue or lightgrey,
nature, oak, walnut
The M36 table is Tecta’s most recent furniture item. The company’s co-owner, Christian Drescher, met Andree Weissert at a design festival in 2013. Tecta’spresentation was entitled »Flying Furniture«, and Weissert’s was called »I Believe I Can Fly«. As a result of this happy coincidence, the two fell into conversation, and are now working together, united in their passion for the poetry of design and the belief that it is essentially a dialogue between ideas, materials, and production techniques. The table is the third in a series inspired by a U-Bahn viaduct seen on a Sunday stroll in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district. The structure of the bridge, designed by engineers to absorb dynamic stresses, consists of loadbearing struts and braces that follow the
lines of force and combine them into a functional whole. It is entirely self-contained, a quality that Weissert’s work also seeks to achieve. He describes himself as a »structural engineer of the emotions«, and his works are usually assembled in the workshop before being recorded on paper. The version with the wooden base reflects the constraints of the studio, while the tubular frame is the result of his own observations, and of conversations with Axel Bruchhäuser and Christian Drescher in the Tecta factory.