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.

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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.

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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….

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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.

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