Our NEW round extendable table FJÄRIL. What does it have to do with a butterfly?

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 Tiger Swallowtail is one of the most unique butterflies in the world. It comes from North America. It’s a migratory species, very unique among other American butterflies. They became the inspiration for the new FJÄRIL round extendable table because of their beautiful, linear patterns on the wings. FJÄRIL in Swedish means butterfly. We have tried to reproduce these patterns on an oak table top. It consists of tightly arranged oak planks creating a unique motif. A reference to it can also be found in the table frame itself, the arrangement of which corresponds to the mentioned patterns. Additionally, FJÄRIL is an extendable table, the reference to two wings fluttering in the wind is obvious here.

FJÄRIL oak table top compared to a Swallowtail butterfly’s wing.

FJÄRIL`s main features are:

  •  Uniqueness – designed and made entirely by SFD. This is a completely new story, which is based on our experience from Scandinavia. Founded in Sweden | Craft production in Poland | Thinking Globally
  • Lightness – the FJÄRIL table was designed to be extremely light on its form. Thanks to this, it is a great addition to the minimalist interior.
  • Simplicity – is the state or quality of being simple. FJÄRIL `s simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect!
  • The illusion of movement – the round extendable table FJÄRIL, due to its dynamic silhouette, gives the impression of movement. Especially when it is unfolded. Do not let it get away!
  • Great respect for wildlife and nature – round table FJÄRIL as well as all our designs was made with great respect to the surrounding nature. We use only ecological materials that do not harm the environment. This is also reflected in the name of the table itself, which in Swedish means butterfly.

FJÄRIL WHITE round extendable table with really light but dynamic frame.

FJÄRIL BLACK after extension of the table top.

Let`s make your day soo hyggelich!

 

How it’s made? Some details about FJÄRIL round extendable table

 First – the idea

As usual, everything started in our heads. For a long time now, we have been discussing together how to create a round table, which, in addition to its uniqueness, minimalist look, will also perform everyday functions. Hearing the voices of our wonderful customers, who were looking not only for a stylish craft table, but also for typical functions such as the ability to easily extend the table top or hide additional elements under it. We managed to implement these features without violating the previously assumed minimalist, Scandinavian silhouette of the furniture.

Below we present more detailed technical aspects of the FJÄRIL round table:

 Construction of the FJARIL round extendable table

 We have turned our idea into a prototype and then into the right design. The prototyping process itself is quite a difficult task, but it brings a lot of satisfaction when we manage to reach a common consensus 🙂

Our workshop – the best place for prototyping  Here we was managing how to achieve the correct pattern of table top-planks.

Test pattern prepared by our woodworker – Tad

Final table top, oiled by natural wax oil.

FJÄRIL like all our furniture is made 100% by hand by a team of wonderful craftsmen. The materials used by us are specially selected for each table model. They are solid oak wood, protected by natural wax oil, in case of a table top. The table frame is made of high quality steel painted with extremely resistant powder paint.

Conceptual 3D render of steel frame design.

The mechanism of extending the table top was supplied by a company specializing in this type of solutions, so we are confident about its quality and guarantee a long life.

Extension mechanism with extra boards hidden under the table top.

Extension mechanism with extra boards hidden under the table top.

 

Extension mechanism with extra boards hidden under the table top.

FJÄRIL series technical details:

 Specification
Dimensions: (±3mm)

1.Before extension – ⌀100cm (up to 4 seats)
after extension – 110x160cm (up to 4 – max.6 seats)
Height: 75 cm
2.Before extension – ⌀110cm (up to 4 seats)
after extension – 110x160cm (up to 4 – max.6 seats)
Height: 75 cm
3. Before extension – ⌀120cm (up to 4 seats)
after extension – 120x170cm (up to 4 – max.6 seats)
Height: 75 cm

Our previous round table designs

 FJÄRIL is obviously not our first round extendable table. It is the result of our work over the last few years. Its precursors are the MANE table series. MÅNE WHITE or MÅNE BLACK II are also the extendable round tables on which FJÄRIL was based. What are the differences? FJÄRIL has a completely different, refreshed frame construction. The design of the top is reflected in its lower frame part. This creates an extremely coherent whole in terms of design. However, the biggest change is the new system of the top extension with the possibility of storing additional elements just below it. This saves space and enables quick unfolding of the table in the least expected moment.

MÅNE series technical details:

 

Specification
Dimensions: (±3mm)

1.Before extension – ⌀100cm (up to 4 seats)
after extension – 110x160cm (up to 4 – max.6 seats)
Height: 75 cm
2.Before extension – ⌀110cm (up to 4 seats)
after extension – 110x160cm (up to 4 – max.6 seats)
Height: 75 cm
3. Before extension – ⌀120cm (up to 4 seats)
after extension – 120x170cm (up to 4 – max.6 seats)
Height: 75 cm

Materials utilized
Tabletop: 25mm thick (±2mm), specially selected, smoothed solid oak wood. Impregnation: natural wood oil
Table base: 25x50mm steel section, powder-coated in glossy white/ mat black or custom RAL colour

MÅNE BLACK round extendable table

Our main principles when creating FJÄRIL round extendable table

Our main goals accompany us all the time. You can find them even in the tags with which we mark our publications. These are:

#WLCM_CRAFT – yes – you guess it, all our furniture is 100% handmade by excellent craftsmen.

#WLCM_DESIGN – as a designers we cannot escape from this 🙂 Design is has great value to us.

#WLCM_HOME – a home should be a wonderful inviting place, we want it to never lose its charm. (thanks Hygge!)

#WLCM_NATURE – we have a great respect for nature, we want it to be visible with our every project.

When creating FJÄRIL we did not fail to use these assumptions. Our goal was to create a table that would not only be inspired by nature but would not burden it in any way. That is why we use upcycled oak to build the table top, which was protected by 100% ecological, natural wax oil. For painting the frame, we also use safe powder paints, which do not emit dangerous compounds into the environment during painting.

Not only FJÄRIL but all our furniture is handcrafted by excellent, experienced craftsmen. For what they do, we give them an incredible respect and we are grateful to fate, we can work with such talented people.

Make your Home cozy, warmth and welcoming.

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Artur Bieńko
SFD Furniture design

 

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