2020 / / Professional

Augusta Dining Table

  • Company
    Rice & Rice Fine Furniture, Luxembourg
  • Lead Designer
    Miles J Rice
  • Design Team
    Miles J Rice
  • Other credit
    Copyright: Miles J Rice
The Augusta reinterprets the classic dining table. Representing the generations before us, the design seems to grow from an invisible root. The table legs are oriented to this common core, reaching up to hold the book-matched tabletop. Solid European walnut wood was selected for its meaning of wisdom and growth. We use wood, usually discarded by furniture makers for its challenges to work with. The knots, the cracks, the wind shakes and the unique swirls tell the story of the tree´s life. We showcase the uniqueness of the wood to let this story live on in a piece of family heirloom furniture.

Miles J Rice set out to make timeless yet unexpected pieces of design furniture, created with honesty and appreciation for the material, the crafts and the design.
Following in the footsteps of the artisan-craftsmen, Miles is a self-taught designer, whose mantra is: "You cannot teach passion." Taking inspiration from traditional designs and crafts, he is able to push far beyond these to create his very own visual language. This includes using pieces of wood, usually discarded for furniture making, allowing them to add their uniqueness to the designs to create pieces of forever furniture.

Other prizes
The unique design of the Sculptura dining table was recognized at the 2019 Best Of Year awards of the Interior Design magazine as an Honoree.

Photo Credit: Rice & Rice Fine Furniture
Credits: Copyright: Miles J Rice