Designed by Gudmundur Ludvik and Arco Design Studio, this table is available in two variations: wood and steel. The Essential Wood comprises a solid wood table top (oak or walnut) on a plywood trestle (beech with oak veneer or walnut veneer). The frame can be swapped as needed. The Essential Steel also features a solid wood table top (oak or walnut), but this time its trestle is made from steel with a fine epoxy textured finish. Both Essential Wood and Essential Steel are intended to reduce environmental impact. For example, they’re easily recycled or refurbished, use water-based lacquer, and employ PEFC certified wood. They work well together with Arco’s Close stool.