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Anatolian Table

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Anatolian Table is a contemporary interpretation of Anatolian art. The Anatolian table shape, inspired by "kumbet sehpa", is one of the furniture characteristics of Seljuk. In Seljuk art, the pearl inlay places value on kumbet tables, which are mainly used as Turkish coffee tables. In addition, Seljuk art prefers vertical forms to curvilinear forms that differ from Arab-Islamic art. These sharp corners are related to the Anatolian culture, which mingles in the Byzantine and Armenian Christian heritage and now mingles with the Central Asian nomadic, northern Mesopotamian and Crusader cultures. The exchange and synthesis of these different traditions are vividly reflected in the architecture and art of the Seljuks.


 Originally, the rules of these patterns continued because they were repeated and reflected due to the limitation of pattern making techniques at that time. In primitive Mesopotamian cultures like Göbeklitepe, society often believes that astrology influences their everyday life. The repetitive Demilune pattern with compositions from flowing Turkish weave patterns within a harmony is a semantic study of Anatolian symbolism. The patterns are in the Anatolian table. Hands-on-hips is a female figure that represents fertility, and Ram's Horn stands for masculinity and the flowing water for life and death. All of these motifs flow into the table with the harmony of vertical geometric shapes in the hexagonal kumbet table. The compositions of the symbols mean the breeding of Anatolia and represent the blurred identity of Turkish culture. 

Osman Hamdi

The shape of the table enables the use of thin plexi material (5 mm), which is low-cost and requires less plastic. Transparent plexiglass stands for the purity of mixtures. When the light is refracted on the material, other light spectra show the variety of Anatolia. Anatolian Table reconnects its roots with laser cutting technology. Digital manufacturing enables fast production on Turkish tables and pays homage to traditional mother-of-pearl inlay crafts and wood crafts.

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