The Kauri is a type of conifer that lives only in the sub-tropical climates of New Zealand. They are the largest trees in the world in terms of trunk size. At the end of the last Ice Age, a series of unexplainable cataclysms felled entire Kauri forests, flooding them with water and mud. The largest Kauri still living Lord of the Forest in the Maori language. When you dig into the ground you come across real “wood mines”; the exceptional thing is that despite the fact that these logs have remained under the mud for thousands of years, they are perfectly preserved and have the same characteristics as freshly cut wood. The particular conditions of this mud and the absolute lack of oxygen have allowed the trees to challenge the chemical processes of decomposition and petrification to arrive intact to our days. GC’s table was cut out of one single Kauri trunk, built and machined directly in New Zeland and eventually shipped to Italy. The base of the table, recalling the owner’s company logo, is made out of a double metal sheet, curved to support the enormous weight of the wooden top.