Innovative, fluid and meticulous are words used to describe the Tenon series. Designed by Modernica’s co-founder Jay Novak in 2004, his inspiration comes from a fascination with plywood, and his search for its optimum uses and most simplistic forms.
Constructed with 26 layers of the highest-quality hardwoods, the strength and resilience of the Tenon series is achieved with omni-directional connections of the plywood and Modernica’s own unique T-shaped, mortise and tenon joint design. This combination creates seamless joints that are capable of absorbing any stresses that are placed upon the table, thus keeping it solid and stable through the years. Each foot of the table is capped with a detail of horizontal plywood— providing added protection for the life of the table and an attractive design detail.
The Case Study Tenon series is available in North American walnut veneer and a maple veneer. The maple veneer has a classic lacquer finish. The walnut veneer has a clear satin lacquer finish.
The Case Study Tenon Table was an official selection of the 2005 California Design Biennial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The Design Biennial showcases innovations in product design and architecture.
Handcrafted in Los Angeles, CA
Maple veneer, North American walnut veneer
Overall Dimensions: 28.5”H x 36”W x 72”L, 60"L, 96"L, 120"L or (36 or 42" square)