This table takes the name of London’s Gatwick airport, one of the busiest in the world. It is the particular structure of twisted and criss-cross steel recalling an airplane propeller or a helicopter blade that inspired the name. The aluminium frame in several contemporary finishes, such as black chrome, zinc or pewter colour, supports elegant rectangular or oval tops of different sizes enriched with wood or marble, selected from the Molteni&C collection.
Molteni makes every effort, by running scrupulous checks on each item, to keep the original characteristics of the woods employed pristinely intact - homogeneity of surface, warmth and colour. It should be borne in mind, nonetheless, that when natural raw material is used, these characteristics cannot always be guaranteed for every part of a furniture piece. That’s why you may find veinings or chromatic shadings in various parts that are not perfectly homogeneous. These characteristics should not be considered a defect, but rather proof that the material used is the genuine article - real wood. All particleboard or medium density fibre panels are made in strict conformity with norm EN 120 - Class E1. All parts in wood (heartwood or veneer) are painted or varnished in an opaque, transparent, polyurethanic or acrylic finish. Used in the production of panels are borders in wood, polyestered and melaminic. Products used for painting or varnishing contain no formaldehyde, their composition being such that they have been classified non-toxic. These products are, moreover, free of the heavy metals mentioned in European specification EN71, part 3, 1988.
USE AND MAINTENANCE
The product is destined for use indoors in homes as a place to set lightweight materials. Table tops are not to consider worktops of any kind. Do not sit or stand on tables. Do not load weight on the extremities that can cause damage or tipping. Distribute weight loads uniformly. Avoid performing maintenance on components of the product, and for any problems, contact the salesman. Avoid allowing water or other liquids remain in contact with surfaces, even for short periods of time. Edges cannot be placed near sources of heat exceeding 45° C. Any presence of particular odours from the product, when it is removed from the packaging, is not a source of hazard and will disappear as the product is exposed to air.When the product must be moved, keep it up off the floor to avoid damage to parts that rest on the floor.
MAINTENANCE OF WOODEN PARTS
For everyday maintenance dust with a soft dry cloth. For greasy, oily marks fingerprints) we advise cleaning the surface with alcohol diluted in water, drying immediately with a soft cloth. Products containing acetone, bleach and solvents should be avoided, as should abrasive products, furniture wax and hard fibre cloths (linen and synthetics) which could ruin and/or scratch surfaces. All these operations should be carried out with great care, avoiding heavy pressure. Exposure to direct sunlight can alter the wood colour.
MAINTENANCE OF MARBLE
As regards normal maintenance, dust and dry residues, use a soft cloth. For stubborn dry dirt (dust which has penetrated into the porosity of the granite) it is advisable to use a close-knitted or a spongy cloth, slightly dampened with warm water and well wrung out. Clean by following the vein of the surface without applying too much pressure. As for both greasy and oily marks (fingerprints) it is recommended to treat the surfaces with a small sponge dampened with water and washing-up liquid. Afterwards go over the surfaces once again as described above. Products which contain solvents and/or methylated spirits as well as cloths with rigid fibres (linen and synthetic fibres) are to be avoided as these may ruin the varnish. Given the kind of treatment it is important to immediately remove stains following the above described procedures.
Once discarded, neither the product nor its components should be dispersed in the environment, but rather consigned to public disposal systems.