Inspired by the moon lander, Massproductions’ Landa allows the table and chair to combine in perfect synergy. When designer Chris Martin designed Landa, he wanted to create a table that gave the chair its fair space and location.Massproductions Landa, is a table system whose design is based on two parallel steel beams that enable an exceptionally long table frame. The result is a visually lightweight construction, with a long span between legs, which can either link beams together or end the table frame.
– It’s always fun to push the boundaries in terms of height, length or weight. Focusing on length for this project felt especially fitting since some freedom of movement is especially desirable in a table. It is also much nicer to look at chair legs than table legs. In Landa, the surface under the tabletop becomes freer and less cluttered, explains Chris Martin
The table leg angle is a nod to NASA’s Lunar Module, whose form inspired Chris Martin in the design process. The Lunar Module is an iconic spaceship that transported two-man crews to and from the lunar surface during NASA’s Apollo program in the 1960s-70s.In Landa, Chris Martin wanted to create a lot with a little, namely an appealing character but with few design elements and less material. From a structural point of view, the angled legs create triangulation and stability. Together with the flexible self-leveling feet, the table becomes a firm, “landed” table, even on uneven surfaces.
“Choosing feet for a long table leg is a bit like choosing shoes for today’s trousers. The shoe, or the foot in this case, was given a generous size that gives the impression that it is firmly placed on the floor. There is nothing worse than a wobbly table, humanity is united in its hatred of those” says Chris Martin.