The Vichy dining tables by the French duo BrichetZiegler flaunts a breathtaking tabletop aloft legs that seem to go on forever. The design casts aside the bland conventions that have, until recently, been hidden under flowing tablecloths.
Today’s table designs have been laid bare by the trend for chefs to serve their creations on the scantiest of placemats. Gingham fabric, or vichy in French, has been used to dress both people and tables for generations, lending the product more than just its name. This unmistakable pattern of squares has been replicated in oak, sycamore and walnut marquetry.
Even if the restaurant shrouds the Vichy in a long table cloth, two slender solid oak legs will peak out cheekily, held in place by a shoe-like stand that will resist even the clumsiest of dates.