Refined & robust materials
This table is made from a combination of oak (for the legs), rattan (for the tray) and leather (for the straps that hold the legs in position once they’re unfolded). Each is a natural material that brings character, texture and depth to an interior but that we – and you – can also be confident in to stand up to everyday life and, in fact, only get better with age.
We didn’t want to lose any of the natural characteristics of the materials in Ashcroft, only to enhance them. So, to the rattan tray, we’ve added a pale, silvery wash which doesn’t completely mask the rattan but gives it a softer colouring, while the straps are a classic dark brown leather that will, with use, develop an attractive patina. The oak, meanwhile, is protected with our IsoGuard® oil…
What is IsoGuard®?
IsoGuard® is the treatment we use on all our oak designs to help protect them from oxidisation and, for up to four hours, from spills. It’s made from natural ingredients and won’t add chemicals or VOCs to your home, and it doesn’t mask the texture of the oak. As it’s linseed oil-based, it does darken the oak slightly, but we’ve counteracted that in this piece by including pigments that return the oak to its pale honey colour (that’s not, in any way, too yellow or orange).
At Neptune, we don’t just think about the bigger picture. Very often, it’s the little details in a piece that make it. So, in this table, we’ve reinforced the base of the tray with an extra layer of rattan and shaped its sides so you can carry it easily; we’ve designed the feet of the legs to create a fluid and elegant look and so they stand sturdy; and we’ve kept the hardware as discreet and minimal as possible, using timeless stainless steel for the few aspects on show.
Versatility for now and in the future
We know that, more and more, our homes are called on to be adaptable spaces, and also that you want the pieces you invest in now to be just a relevant to your life in decades to come. Which is what we especially love about this table. Right now, you might use it as a bedside table but then, in the future, decide you only need the tray for serving so you temporarily store the legs away. Or it might be a piece you carry out to the garden in summer to extend your dining table’s space, and that then lives in your living room come winter as a place to serve drinks from.
Delivered to you, safe and sound
From our own, white-glove service for delivering larger pieces in the UK and Ireland, to our courier and international partners, rest assured that we’ve done everything we can to make sure your order gets to you on time and in one, perfect piece.
Delivery’s also entirely free if you’re in the UK and spend over £50 (or €100 in Ireland).
We believe that returns should be easy, which is why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. And, you’ll also have 28 days to do so – just in case you need time to mull things over.
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