Ultimate Dining Room Luxury: Davani Debuts the World’s First Extendable Natural Stone Table

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Innovative Travertine Dining Table Anchors New DAVANI + PURITY Collection

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The Davani + Purity DIning table is the world's first extendable table made entirely of natural stone.

It is a table meant for gathering, for conversation. Its striking beauty and organic elegance is meant to awaken the senses. - Anthony Davani

Anthony Davani, Co-Founder and Creative Director of The Davani Group, has announced the organization of DAVANI, a limited edition, made-to-order furnishings line that will start with a series of designer capsule collections of luxury stone tables. The premiere collection, a collaboration between Mr. Davani and Milan-based architectural designer Melanie Murata, is DAVANI + PURITY which features the world’s first extendable natural stone table. The tables, in natural travertine or a choice of six other classic marble options, also boast features like recessed lighting, satin brass or bronze inlay, concealed charger ports and wireless charging surface areas. The collection includes a dining table, conference table, coffee or cocktail table, console table and end tables. The dining table is a finalist in the upcoming prestigious Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards.

The Davani Group is a go-to resource for a small, elite and exacting group of design professionals who require bespoke luxury dimensional stone in both the high end residential and hospitality/commercial design verticals globally. The new furnishings, which embody the DAVANI signature extraordinary materials and meticulous craftsmanship, will be available to designers and homeowners in limited edition. According to Mr. Davani, “This collection came from a desire to work with great design visionaries on a collection with the Davani imprimatur. It will expand access to our stone art, but very gently,” he jokes, “from the one-of-a-kind to the very limited edition.” Each collection will come from a different visionary designer with overall creative direction by Davani himself.

The anchor point of DAVANI + PURITY, the Pure Dining Table, is the world’s first and only pure stone extendable table with a drop-in leaf that fits into a concealed storage compartment right inside the table. Says Davani, “Our engineers have made the Purity dining table effortlessly extendable for conversion as quickly and easily as traditional wood dining tables.” The sleek expanse of its stone surface appears to float lightly over a sculptural base, the whole inspired by the ripples of water and the natural imperfections that are created by nature when water meets stone. It is made to appear more weightless still by gentle lighting at the floor. The unparalleled integrity of the stone makes this table both pure in form and enduring in function and beauty. Says Davani, “It is a table meant for gathering, for conversation. Its striking beauty and organic elegance is meant to awaken the senses, to aid in becoming fully present both to others and to one’s self.” Davani also offers versatility and utility, with options for wireless, lay-down device charging built into the stone surface, pop-up USB ports, or satin brass or bronze inlay to enhance the carved reeding in the base. It may be used in interior or exterior applications.

The Pure Conference Table comfortably seats up to ten people and includes modern amenities that cater to workplace design including pop up electrical outlets and usb ports and integrated wireless charging integrated invisibly in the in the surface for a variety of devices. The recessed lighting at the floor level is perfect for slide and video presentations.

The Pure Cocktail Table continues the perfect balance between functionality and aesthetic for which the collection was created. A delicious circle of creamy travertine, generously sized, creates a light and pure canvas for holding all of the lovely elements of living well. Says Davani, “The subtle glow at the fluted base is designed to enchant at an evening gathering. If coffee is your reason for gathering, the morning light will play across the stone just as it does in nature. That’s a soothing way to wake up, which is just what we need these days.”

The Pure Console Table makes a stunning focal point for entry halls, lobbies, living areas and “any space that calls for a slice of something light, crisp, pure and uplifting,” says Davani. The organic, water-meets-stone aesthetic of this table is intentionally versatile, timeless and elegant. This slim, elegant console table shares the fluted travertine construction with the rest of the collection but provides a much slimmer overall profile perfect for throughways and decorative spaces. The Pure Side Table with its quarter-round, split and angled, fluted base is light and airy enough for bedside, sofa-side or chair-side placement.

ABOUT THE MATERIAL

Although the tables can be made in any of 8 total stone choices, Davani chose to focus on travertine because it is a classic material whose time has come again. “The infinite connection of stone to water is expressed in the very veins of this material,” he explains. ”As designers turn increasingly to biophilia to create soothing spaces, travertine is destined for its 21st century renaissance.” Indeed, trend watchers concur that in a world transformed by a pandemic, meaningful materiality will meet a search for sanctuary. Davani says, “It’s logical that there will be a newfound appreciation of travertine, which since antiquity is thought to have properties related to promoting a flow of universal life-force. It’s used in meditation to open the doors to inner thought. Due to travertine’s prehistoric connection to healing waters and hot springs, it’s also thought to have properties related to cellular regeneration and restoring the body in times of depletion.”

ABOUT THE DESIGNERS

DAVANI + PURITY was designed by Melanie Murata with creative direction by Anthony Davani. Ms. Murata has spent the last decade creating immersive architectural environments and furniture for a wide range of luxury clients, developers, and brands around the world. Her tenure with Gensler in California and training under Italian Master Piero Lissoni in Milan have enabled her to build a body of work that is nuanced, poetic and atmospherically unique. Her aesthetic, like that of Mr. Davani, springs from the bespoke, and pulls closest to unique designs that afford a sense of discovery, excitement and exclusivity. Says Mr. Davani, “Because she’s based in Milan, Melanie is immersed in a special kind of creative energy where designers are constantly pushing new, interesting work forward. We're so pleased the Pure tables are a part of it.”

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