Stefano Bigi presented the Infinity Table to Italian manufacturer Porada as an aesthetically powerful project, but surely not one easy to produce; featuring as it did a solid wooden base curved to create a sort of sculpture. But Porada believed in the project, examined the best way to create it and subsequently succeeded. Infinity was born as a coffee table and later, a dining table. Today it’s a best-seller. Every day of the year an Infinity table is delivered to a home around the world; from Spain to Japan and from China to South Africa.

Infinity has received many international awards. Says Stefano Bigi: ‘I try to create emotion, to invite people to use my furniture when they see it. I don’t intend to create pieces for museum collections; my furniture is made to be lived with.’ He adds: ‘My work with Porada engenders a fertile, beautiful dialogue between my idea of design and their incredible manufacturing experience; it brings my pieces to life. After eight years of success, Infinity has become synonymous with Porada as an iconic modern table.’

Underneath the sculptural wooden base is a circular chrome baseplate that synergises with the warmth of the wood. The table top is glass, now available in clear, smoked, frosted back-coated black, extra-light frosted, back-coated white or granata. Glass tops vary from rectangular to circular and oval, with single or double base formats and in various dimensions.

Porada products are available in South Africa from the sole importer p. maldini.
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