You could say the story of DEDON begins in a hospital bed in Munich in 1990. It's here, recovering from a devastating blow to the face, that Bobby Dekeyser, the promising young goalie of the bayern munich soccer club, abruptly decides to leave professional sport to pursue his life's true dream. "I just knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur," he explains. "I started DEDON right there in the hospital."
MANGROVE was conceived by EOOS as a versatile range of tables specifically designed to complement the DEDON collections. Indeed, with its unmistakable form and unusual means of sustaining itself — by putting out branches to absorb nutrients and carry these to the roots — the mangrove tree constituted an important starting point for the design. Tops and bases in various sizes transform MANGROVE into either a table for lunches or breakfasts, a worktop or desk, or, alternatively, a tea or coffee-table.