In Venetian seafaring language, the ‘chimenti’ are the gaps between the boards forming a ship’s planking.  Waterproofing of the ship’s structure take place at the hand of master caulkers who, using a mallet, stuff the gaps with oakum soaked in tar and colofonia, a transparent vegetable resin.
During their staying in the Laguna, these logs are deeply sculpted by Teredo Navalis, a mollusc that, whilst allowing the inner core of the log to remain incredibly healthy and strong, nonetheless leaves traces of its passing on the wooden surface in the form of shapes and striking designs made of perfectly circular holes.
The Chimenti base, simple and respectful of its historical baggage, is made of two steel sheet tapes. The tapes are concertina folded in order to support each individual plank independently, granting it freedom of movement. This geometry also allows the eye and the light to travel through every single chimento without being hindered by structural interruptions, thus preserving the pure poetic feeling of threshold, passage and glimmer.
Chimenti table, accordingly to the concept of raw materials re-utilisation, is born by a determination to exploit the timber of these historical poles.  High quality oak and considerable sizes, timber which was sourced for its uniformity and then tempered by salt, by water and sun cycles, by cold and by warmth, sculpted by molluscs and become, with time, a totally unique wood, precious, romantic and noble thanks to its own intrinsic features and to its historical weight.
In Venice bricole are timber poles, planted in the Laguna seabed. Bricole have the vital function of indicating the boundaries of the deepest part of the Laguna, that is to say the area which can be navigated without risks.

Chimenti table is made of three oak planks obtained by a Venetian bricola plainsawn, undergo accurate and painstaking washing, cleaning, drying and disinfection procedures, and finally submerged in a special resin with an elaborate and patient craftsmanship.
The bricole’s external surface is left intentionally intact, in order for the markings left by tides and molluscs to act as reminders of the Venetian sojourn of this characteristic and precious recovered timber.