Berg'n

Tri-Lox produced massive communal and cafe tables from salvaged industrial timbers for a 9,000 sf food and beer hall developed by the founders of the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg. Traditional beer hall seating was given a contemporary look for this community space serving quality drinks and fare.

Design + Fabrication

Monolithic Minimalism

Inspired by minimalist sculpture and furniture design, Selldorf Architects reduced the heavy wooden furniture found in traditional German beer halls down to its elemental state.

Tri-Lox precision manufactured the tables from the architect’s design. We used joinery construction to enhance the monolithic effect by eliminating hardware. Each piece was hand finished with a custom multi-coat process for an ultra-black, monochrome luster.

Tri-Lox Products

Working a Double

Heart Pine Natural Element
We built the tables with Heart Pine reclaimed from a New Jersey wallpaper factory. The size and density of this old-growth species is ideal for large-scale surfaces made to last.


Final Project

A SEAT AT THE TABLE

With its minimalist, functional design, this custom furniture imparts an artistic aesthetic to the former industrial space.

Our furniture serves to unite a diverse group of patrons. Here, office workers, residents of the surrounding neighborhood, and foodies drawn to Berg’n for its gourmet offerings can come together at a communal table.

Location

Brooklyn, New York

Completed

Spring 2015

Client

Berg’n

Commissioned By

Selldorf Architects

Collaborators

YUNStudio Architecture

Photography

Jonathan Chesley

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