When looking at the Platz table designed by Jörg Schellmann, the first thing one notices is the seemingly enigmatic diagonal that bisects the space on the table’s underside. The Platz table features a frame mortised with visible solid wood dowel construction in 2” thick northern European oak in oiled or white pigmented wax finish. The table is available in seven standard rectilinear sizes – we have noted three of the most popular sizes as options here – each priced in the oiled finish. Platz is also available in two innovative versions that are taller than standard table height, which permits the table’s use with stools of varying heights rather than chairs – the taller versions are available in a separate listing. Sitz – a bench employing both a similar and synergistic aesthetic that complements Platz – was developed by Schellmann and is similarly available separately. To review additional finishes and options and their associated pricing, please call us at 800.886.0867.
Born in 1944, Jörg Schellmann is a German furniture designer and the owner of an art publishing company. Inspired to make art affordable to all, Schellmann opened his first gallery in Munich in 1969; creating a place that featured prints of many great artists, including Christo, Jenny Holzer, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol. As the owner and publisher of Schellmann Art, he focused on elevating the notoriety of furniture and designers. In 2008, he developed his own furniture design company, where he featured both the work of other designers as well as his own pieces. His design work is most influenced by industrial and commercial objects, often exposing the construction elements and embracing simplicity.