Based on an idea by master printer Gerald Lange, The MicroFoundry
has designed and arranged for the manufacture of a unique piece of
special-interest furniture: the TypeTable.
Essentially a glass-top coffee table that gracefully accommodates a drawer
of letterpress type, the TypeTable nicely exhibits an instance of high craft
for discernment by the typographic aficionado, and is itself crafted to high
standards: sturdy but elegant construction, to a tolerance of 1/32 of an inch;
1/2-inch beveled glass; and easy movement of the type drawer into and out
of the framework, ensuring that the font is not converted into a "museum
piece" but instead remains a dignified, usable resource. Note that the purchase
of the TypeTable does not include a drawer of type; this must be provided by
the customer, although The MicroFoundry would gladly help in procuring a drawer.
With the drawer of type removed, the table reveals its attractive lattice
midboard, which can be used to exhibit other items (up to 1-1/2 inches in
height) making this piece of "typographic furniture" highly versatile.
The TypeTable has dimensions of 36×18×18 inches, and is offered for sale at
US$555 (plus delivery costs). It is manufactured on a first-come, first-served
basis. Please direct all inquiries (including interest in tables that accommodate
more than one drawer) to Hrant Papazian: hpapazian_at_gmail_dot_com