Launch of the PIT-A-PAT ‘London’ & ‘New York’ Tables by Kit Kemp Design Studio x Schotten & Hansen

Schotten & Hansen and the Kit Kemp Design Studio launch the PIT-A-PAT Table, showcasing a pioneering magnetic product treatment for floors and tables, in celebration of Schotten & Hansen’s 40th anniversary in 2024.

Minnie Kemp, Design Director of Kit Kemp Design Studio, has designed the PIT-A-PAT table using the innovative magnetic technique developed by Schotten and Hansen. The magnetic insert is made up of wooden veneer pieces that are interchangeable. Two striking designs “London” and “New York” have been created with a silky lustre glaze finish. Minnie wanted to create fully functioning art pieces that will evolve with you and your space over time. The Table has a sophisticated bronze frame decorated with a pattern that softens the piece and gives it an organic feel. The simple solid oak legs let the table do the talking and it’s available in three sizes, 1.8m, 2.25m or 3m long x 1.1m wide.

The collaboration sees Kit Kemp Design Studio and Schotten & Hansen, two family businesses that have been working together for twenty years across generations, push the boundaries of creativity. Since first meeting Kit Kemp in the early 2000s Schotten & Hansen flooring and finishes have become an integral part of many Firmdale Hotels. Schotten & Hansen has been operating in the UK for over 25 years and the business is now managed by founder Torben Hansen’s son, Ulrich.

Torben Hansen, Schotten & Hansen founder, comments: “Partnering with Kit and Minnie to create a table that tells the story of Schotten & Hansen through the products themselves has been thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring. We have been working with Kit Kemp Design Studio since the early 2000s, and they really are part of the Schotten & Hansen extended family.”

Minnie Kemp, design director of Kit Kemp Design Studio comments: “incorporating wood into interiors goes beyond mere decoration; it creates an environment that echoes the calm and restorative qualities of the outdoors. Schotten & Hansen are wood craftsmen who totally understand this. It’s so inspiring to see them pushing the boundaries in their field and to work alongside them you feel like anything is possible.”