Defined by its pure functionality, HAY’s T12 Table serves as a dining or work table in a tight composition and a clear aesthetic. Fundamental to the table’s design are the legs, which are positioned in the corners to seat as many people as possible, and the generous size which offers optimal working space. These factors make it particularly suitable for using in meeting rooms or as a dining table for larger families.
Dutch-born Wim Rietveld (1924-1985) was an industrial furniture designer. He studied Industrial Design at The Hague Academy in 1950, before becoming head of design at Gispen in 1953. In 1958, he started working at De Cirkel, a manufacturer of steel furniture that had merged with the Ahrend group in 1939. Here he met Friso Kramer, and together they developed a number of iconic design collaborations, including the Result Chair in 1958. Rietveld also designed the Pyramid Tables and Chairs for Ahrend in 1960. Rietveld was known for his functionalist chairs, tables and storage systems, but he also designed agricultural machinery, boats and trains. Alongside his design work, Wim Rietveld also lectured at the Royal Academy and the Technical University in Delft. Together with Ahrend, HAY has reproduced the Result Chair and Pyramid Table series.