“Two circles and a tube: that’s all there is to it”. For the round table S, Muller Van Severen designed a sober and basic object that excels in details and finishing. There are no visible traces of welding and the table top consists of full aluminum, adding a vastness to this piece of furniture. In contrast to the minimalistic form, the table top is lacquered with a hammered coating. “That’s an old technique used for mainly industrial tools and machines”, Fien explains. “It covers the imperfections. We’re actually quite old fashioned.” (laughs) “No really, we often try to implement old techniques in our new design”. The hammerpaint coating gives the table top a rusty texture. To further balance the aesthetic, Muller Van Severen decided to offer this table in just three versions; manually grinded aluminum protected with beeswax and two subdued colors, hammerpaint blue and hammerpaint green. All suited for both indoor and outdoor use. Too serious? Not at all. The vibrance and the playfulness of the surrounding alu chairs evens it out.