e15 celebrates 25 years of Backenzahn with a new edition of the iconic side table designed by founder Philipp Mainzer. Introduced as part of the e15 selected collection, a matte-black finish highlights the alchemical process that produces a natural tannic acid reaction in the oak wood, when triggered with a special mixture of natural ingredients. Due to the structural properties of oak wood and its individual degree of inherent acid, the coloring of each Backenzahn is unique and can vary.
Born in Germany, Philipp Mainzer studied product design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and architecture at the Architectural Association both in London. In 1995, Philipp Mainzer co-founded the modern furniture brand e15. Having established the progressive, enduring philosophy and unique branding of e15, he has received international awards for many of his designs, which are identifying icons for e15 and part of several permanent exhibitions in museums. Parallel to the creation of e15, Philipp Mainzer practiced architecture in New York and continues to do so since his return to Germany in 2001.