Moualla Table. Design: Neptun Ozis
Minimalism at its best
The finesse of an apparent simplicity could be the motif of the Moualla Table. The table – in solid oak or nut wood – is characterized by unique lines, free-hand drawn by the architect in an unusual yet harmonious way. And, as is so often the case, magic is in the detail: the table top, seemingly floating over the framework, gives the model a sense of stable lightness. The signs of exceptional craftsmanship are omnipresent here, coming to life in the impressive longitudinal grain and accurate edge finishing of the table top.
Neptun Ozis, architect and designer from Istanbul, designed the Moualla Table for Walter Knoll as a tribute to the painter Fikret Moualla (1903-1967). Back in 1964, his father, Sadi Ozis, to whom Moualla was both a mentor and good friend, developed a chair of the same name for the Fine Arts Academy in Istanbul.