Takahama is best known as a furniture and lighting designer, and has produced work for Knoll, Gavina, and B&B Italia.
Japanese architect Kazuhide Takahama designed Antella as a truly multi-functional piece of furniture. Based on specific needs, it can be transformed from a wall console to a modern oval table, making Antella iconic and versatile.
The structure of the lacquered console is polyester painted, reminiscent of the ancient lacquer tradition admired by the author and often used on other products in the Simon collection from the late 1960s.
Kazuhide Takahama’s Antella is a dual-purpose piece: a console that can be transformed into an oval table. The polyester painted frame, with a gloss or matte finish, is evocative of the ancient art of lacquer work, which was used on other products in the SimonCollezione. The two leaves are hinged and, in the console position, are secured using a magnet. Where space is available they can be opened up to form the table. Against the wall, Antella is a console. In the middle of the floor, it becomes a large table.