Arthur by by Dirk Wynants for Extremis is a table designed to stimulate togetherness, equality and communication.
Arthur is available in three sizes: 8 persons, 10 persons and 12 persons. When people sit on a round table, everybody looks at each other, and every position is equal. The table is perfect for situations ranging from family dinners to executive meetings. We found out that the maximum distance between two people to still have a good communication is 2.40m This the diameter of the biggest Arthur (12 persons).
A difficulty of a table of this size is transport. Consequently, Extremis divided the table into segments, resulting in very compact packaging. A less practical point of big round tables is the difficulty to grab things that are in the middle or on the other side. Arthur offers a surprising solution for this problem. You can swivel the central circle of the table, allowing everybody to reach almost everything. For outdoor use, you can install a parasol into the middle of the table. For indoor use, Extremis designed the Torch, an oil lamp that you can put in the middle of the table. It creates a cosy atmosphere and reminds of the king Arthur legend.