The MTD 01 base, designed by Tavano for Tabula, is among the winners of the BIG SEE Product Design Award 2023, and is nominated for the Grand Prix in the Home category.
The MTD 01 base, part of Tabula’s MT modular collection of metal bases designed by architect Tavano to work with the various tops regardless of size, has won the Big See Product Design Award 2023.
When designing MTD 01, Tavano was mindful of the inconsistent dimensions of the tops, their often considerable weight, and their extraordinary uniqueness. The bases he created provide the tables with great stability and weight-bearing capacity, while complementing – but never overpowering – the natural beauty of the board. This metal base with a modular structure withstands the various stresses through a combination of differently sized sheets, facing in different directions. No matter the size, the structure is extremely stable, yet also lightweight and never cumbersome to the eye. The MT collection of bases features four colour options ideally suited to any setting (gold, burgundy, black and white) which highlight the wood’s natural grain and texture. It can also be made in other colours upon request.
BIG is the Centre for Creative Economy of Southeast Europe, based in Slovenia, and it coordinates a variety of compelling creative endeavours. As publisher (HIŠE magazine), event organiser (Month of Design, BIG SEE Architecture, BIG SEE Awards) and now steering the BIG SEE creative platform, BIG brings together people, institutions and companies to explore and celebrate everything this dynamic region has to offer.
BIG SEE explores and promotes the creative and business potential of Southeast Europe, bringing together 21 countries and 340 million people. With the ambition of connecting creativity beyond regional boundaries and creating an international network, it announces numerous prizes each year in the categories of architecture, interior design, wood design, tourism design, fashion design, product design and visionary.
The BIG SEE Awards is one of the most important and high-profile competitions in the world of interior design, each year awarding those who have excelled in creating stylistically unique products.