Round table was a center piece in nomadic home - yurt. This piece was inspired by memories of my grandmother... Read More
Round table was a center piece in nomadic home - yurt. This piece was inspired by memories of my grandmother making us fresh bread when I was a child and calling me to have hot tea with fresh bread, cream and apricot jam. The table serves as a unifying object in a space and food brings people together. "Let's break bread" is a common philosophy in all cultures. Central Asian tea ceremonies are intricate and beautiful process; when one first sets up a table, we put the bread first.
I've designed this table to always have traditional bread on it. The maple burl wood had been carved for five round traditional naan or "lepeshka" that were incrusted like jewels into the wood and covered with epoxy resin to fix it forever. Bread on the table is always inviting, welcoming. It is a sign of traditional hospitality and warmth.