The mid-1800s was a time of enormous social upheaval in central Europe that preceded several revolutions. On the design front, a streamlined aesthetic was emerging that resonated with a burgeoning middle class and was epitomized by the Federal Style in the United States, by the Regency Style in England, and by Biedermeier in Germany. The name Biedermeier is actually a pseudonym for two individuals, but it has come to represent a rebellion against ostentation and the use of highly taxed luxury wood (like mahogany), along with resurgence of clean minimalism (and populist wood, such as walnut and cherry) that has remained relevant to this day. The Bremen Table is named in honor of the famous German town?and the less famous town of the same name here in Maine, a salute to a design continuum that connects our lands metaphorically. This table is inspired by the simplicity of true Biedermeier design while maintaining the fundamental Moser principles of hand labor and meticulous attention to detail. Drawing on the success of the Vita Dining Table , Tom?s design of the Bremen Table incorporates a veneered top which is laid out in a starburst pattern. This detail provides a prominent visual interest to complement the minimalist design. Available in two sizes to accommodate up to 6 or 8 people, this table can be ordered in cherry or walnut (shown).