Whether you use the Nomos table as a desk or a table for work or dining, it remains one of the most elegant surface solutions for the home or office. In continuous production for almost 30 years, Nomos is included in the permanent collections of several museums worldwide including New York’s Metropolitan Museum as well as MOMA.
The collaboration of Norman Foster and Tecno came about in a wonderfully serendipitous way. In 1981, Foster created custom-designed office tables for the UK Renault Centre. The tables produced in limited numbers with Foster creating a few extra versions for his studio. The director of Tecno’s Centro Progetti dropped by Foster’s studio in 1983 and saw the design, suggesting that Tecno could industrially produce this table. Over the years and many patents later, the original Nomos table has grown into one of the most extensive and flexible modular surface systems. The basic Nomos table has a profoundly zoomorphic form. Indeed, its base is akin to a skeleton with a central spine and ribs; its leg with characteristic bend culminates in a disc foot – visually connoting something between a grasshopper’s leg and the landing gear of the lunar modules of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
From the now iconic chromed steel base with a clear glass top to new surfaces and bases in a plethora of sizes, shapes, and finishes, Nomos remains one of Tecno’s most popular systems. As the Nomos table base and top compositions, sizes, and finish options are profoundly extensive, please contact CONTEXT at 800.886.0867 to review the options along with associated pricing.
United Kingdom (1935)
Norman Foster, born in Manchester in 1935, is an English architect whose company, Foster + Partners, maintains an international design practice famous for high-tech architecture.
After graduating from Manchester University School of Architecture and City Planning in 1961, he won a Henry Fellowship to Yale University, where he gained a Master’s Degree in Architecture.
He is one of the most prolific British architects of his generation. In 1999, he was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture. In 2009, Foster was also awarded the Prince of Asturias Award in the Arts category. In 1994, he received the AIA gold medal. The architect is now the President of the Norman Foster Foundation, which promotes interdisciplinary thinking and research to help new generations of architects, designers, and urbanists to anticipate the future. The foundation, which opened in June 2017, is based in Madrid and operates globally.