Nieves Table

Kirk Van Ludwig for Autonomous Furniture, Victoria, British Columbia

Photography by Works Photography

Designer and founder, Kirk Van Ludwig, did what he does best: highlight nature’s finest materials by bringing them together in one piece. Here, the circular economy enthusiast merges the beauty of solid wood with the strength of stone, in this case beginning with locally sourced wood to ensure minimal environmental impact and then topping it with Dekton ultra-compact stone by Cosentino, a carbon-neutral material that defies stains and heat. The inviting oval shape encourages intimate gatherings around its stone-clad surface, while the beveled wood frame beckons tactile exploration with an angled wood grain that pays homage to a craftsmanship ethos that bends to nature, not the other way around. “A home is your sanctuary, a place of comfort and peace. I believe the things in your home should be meaningful and beautiful,” says Van Ludwig. “The Nieves table came to be with that in mind, the combination of two natural earthly elements evoke a sense of calmness and beauty.”