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Jacques Hitier’s “Gigognes” tables

Among Jacques Hitier’s tables, let’s focus in this chapter on one of his most memorable table: Jacques Hitier Gigognes Table.

This set of 3 tables that are graduated in size – so that they may be stacked on top of one another – are called in English as Nesting Tables.

Release

1952

Production

Tubauto

Background

By design, the 3 legs bring more stability than a standard 4-leg table.

With this characteristic combined with, this table is meant to be fit into smaller spaces to meet the design challenges from the Reconstruction period.

These tables were presented to the public in March 1953.

Since then there have been several ways to arrange the 3 tables depending on your space and taste. Some arrange them nested according to the original thoughts whereas others would prefer to spread them through space.

Jacques Hitier Gigognes tables’ specifications

Features

Square-shape tabletop

3-leg tables

Tubular metal leg structure

Size

Small table

  • Width: 41 cm
  • Height: 43 cm
  • Depth: 41 cm

Medium table

  • Width: 47 cm
  • Height: 46 cm
  • Depth: 47 cm

Big table

  • Width: 53 cm
  • Height: 50 cm
  • Depth: 53 cm

Jacques Hitier Gigognes tables seen on the web

Inspired by Jacques Hitier

Belgium Design Willy Van der Meeren with his “Boomerang” nesting table model