Designers are natural-born storytellers, and Brad Ascalon comes from a long line of them. A third-generation designer descended from sculptors, Ascalon used his personal history, as well as that of the Greeks, to imagine the Atlas coffee and side tables for Design Within Reach.
Like the Greek god Atlas, the table evokes strength; its enduring quality makes the table ideal for homes or hotels with a relaxed, timeless feel
The collection is inspired by Atlas, the mythological Titan that carried the celestial sphere on his shoulders. To transform the story into a piece of furniture, Ascalon designed a black North American black walnut frame that, while elegant, is still strong enough to carry the weight of solid stone on its four limbs. Designed to complement a range of residential and hospitality interiors, the coffee table (15.5 inches high by 37 inches in diameter) and side table (20 inches high by 21.5 inches in diameter) are available with travertine, white Arabescato or black marble tops.
Source : Design Within Reach, Brad Ascalon Studio NYC