The design idea for the Mangrove occasional table arose from a fascination with the growth structure of the mangrove tree. In contrast to trees with an integral trunk, the mangrove is supplied with nourishment from the ground through a branching structure. This strange geometry acts as a point of departure and an inspiration – a seemingly chaotic structure, which is mapped on to the Mangrove
table in the form of the frame structure. The slots in the table surface assimilate the branching structure optically, resulting in a beautiful shadow. Because of its singularly iconographic appearance, Mangrove is not a part of the other collections produced by Dedon. For this very reason, they are all-purpose objects that combine well with other Dedon furniture.