The appeal and loveliness of solid5 wood furniture and craftsmanship will never become out of date, regardless of the most recent technologies and innovation regarding materials. That’s the standard on which Italian manufacturer L’Ottocento (The Nineteenth Century) base their entire design and production, be it for their kitchens or complements. As the name of the company suggests, the accent is set on traditional carpentry techniques, where wood joinery is selected over metal screws and parts. Though, modern mechanisms and materials are incorporated whenever they can put in aesthetic or functional value. The Compass and The Tenth table are great examples of the pleased marriage between tradition and innovation. The Compass table is made of solid ash wood and has as special feature the fact that its height is adjustable from 78 cm, the normal height of a dining table, to 85 and/or 90 cm, the height of a working top. The adjustment of the height is possible by manually turning the 2 locks at the articulations of the legs. The rod linking the two leg structures, in the shape of an endless screw, brings a modern interpretation of the screw bench. The beauty of this design is boosted by the use of Perspex or extra-clear glass for the table top, which reveals the structure from a variety of angles.