The main motivation behind the sketches of the T.T.A. Table was to create a solution for a new table frame, based on an entirely generic structure. Studies on Josef Albers – especially the optical experiments inspired the graphic expression.
BASE: profiles in solid steel, powder-coated (embossed black or white) or liquid painted (brass).
TOP IN CDF VENEER, CDF COATED: matt black high-density wood fibres panels (CDF - class E1, CARB P2 /TSCA Title VI
certified), veneered in natural or smoked oak, then finished with transparent open-pore water-based or solvent-based coating;
or coated in “soft touch” Fenix NTM® (nanotechnology surface) in Kos white, Londra grey or Ingo black. Visible black edge.
TOP IN GLASS: extra clear glass, tempered, with polished edge.
TOP IN CORIAN®: semi-matt white Corian®.
WOOD OVAL TOP: wood particle board panels (class E1, CARB P2 / TSCA Title VI certified) veneered in natural oak or Canaletto
walnut, with shaped edge in solid wood, finished with transparent open-pore water-based or solvent-based coating.
LAMINATE OVAL TOP: MDF (class E1, CARB P2 / TSCA Title VI certified) coated with white HPL laminate, with shaped edge,
finished with white paint.
OVAL TOP IN FENIX NTM®: MDF (class E1, CARB P2 / TSCA Title VI certified) with nanotechnological black matt “soft touch” FENIX
NTM® surface, with shaped edge, finished with black pain
In 2012 he established MA/U Studio together with Adam Hall. MA/U Studio is a brand with focus on
design that offer functional, timeless and minimalist furniture design of high quality.
“As a designer I live through visual impressions. A design object is to me like a picture to be developed
– the creative vision is captured mostly through the senses. I regard the design process as the
individual filter which I use when defining a physical form or object for this vision” – Mikal Harrsen.
With more than two decades of experience as an independent designer Mikal Harrsen has gained
solid know-how, and is recipient of several international design awards:
Red Dot Award
IF Design Award
Communication Arts Award
ADEX Platinum (American Design Award of excellence) Design Prize of e Federal Republic of Germany