GPI Design was originally intended to simply provide the material for a backlit onyx tabletop for a private residence in the Middle East. The order of four DURA-Lite™ Glass-Backed Stone Panels cut-to-size was initially a small undertaking compared to the large volumes we generally handle. As the project unfolded, no contractor or millworker was willing to take on the task of creating the entire table structure, due to the complexity of the backlit onyx system. GPI Design proposed designing and building the entire table – delivering a turnkey solution that involved painstaking attention to detail, intense engineering calculations, and custom fabricated metalwork.
As usual, during this intense design/build process, we obsessed over the details, spent hours coordinating and integrating the elements, and became quite attached to this work of art. The table is currently packed up and in transit to the Middle East for final installation in the dining room of the residence.