Program    Modular table
Year    2015-ongoing
Made By    Saverio Petronella

Location    Altamura (IT)
Size    Ø1500 x H700mm
Weight 30 kg
Material     Steel/Glass

Design Team     Giacomo Garziano, Daniele Colombati
Launch     April 12th-17th, Milan Design Week 2016, Milan (IT)


Pictures 1-4 Michael Sieber
Pictures 8-11 Margherita Caldi

Diatom is the first table of the modular furniture series designed by GG-loop, inspired by the relentlessly changing multitude of primary organic shapes, created through molecular growth processes. Inspired by the unicellular microscopic organism, Diatom’s frame is composed of extremely light elements forming a rigid and almost invisible structure.
Diatoms are unicellular organisms enclosed within a cell wall made of silica, displaying a wide diversity in form, usually bilaterally symmetrical. This imperfect symmetry, created when a diatom divides to produce two daughter cells, has inspired the ever changing look in the structure of the table.
The circular table has no front or back side, allowing an ever new experience of the piece when walking around it. The weight of the round glass top resting on the delicate diatomic cells creates a sculptural tension. When looking through the transparent surface the cells seem to float in the water like diatoms in their natural habitat.

Giacomo Garziano launched his practice in 2014 with a simple conviction: “A good architect is a scientest, able to arrange components in harnomious proportions to create a totally new element”. The Amsterdam-based-designer applied that philosophy quite literally to Diatom, a 30-inch table named for the unicellular algae that inspired its organic shape.
Interior Design Magazine