TNP stands for the Théâtre National Populaire, one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in France.
It was founded in 1920 to provide quality theatre performances for the general public.
Christophe Pillet, a protagonist of contemporary design, has created a table called TNP to furnish the French theatre: a ’30s style building that has been refurbished and given a modern look.
TNP, inspired by the small tables in old Paris bistros, is made of cast iron, the same raw material used for these tables.
The tables are symbolic and full of cultural connotations, from literature to the cinema.
Cast iron is a material with a centuries-old tradition: comprising iron and carbon, it has greater resistance to abrasion compared to mild steel.
It can be die cast, transforming from a melted incandescent material to a multitude of objects that are found in European cities: tables, benches, manhole covers, lampposts, subway signs….
With its minimalist shape and almost industrial appeal, the base of the TNP table is also die cast, and available in 3 colours: white, black or red (all in the same colour as the top).
The top is in epoxy-lacquered sheet metal, with corners rounded to a 5 cm radius. It comes in a square version, 70×70 cm, or a rectangular version, 70×50 cm, a size that is widely used in Paris bistros.
Highly evocative with its shape and materials but also versatile, very resistant and functional, TNP is a furnishing item that is ready, with its eye-catching personality, to be a protagonist in the widest variety of settings, from homes to the contract sector.