Bente Rübner is the designer of Rübner tables. Originally educated as a weaver, Bente Rübner used her creativity as such for many years. When the old roof of her house was replaced, the beautiful slate tiles were left in the back yard. Soon the slate stirred her imagination and a new design of exclusive tables made of old slate tiles cut into squares and embedded in a beautiful minimalistic design of a glass grind steel frame was born. Since then more innovative table designs have followed. First came the reintroduction of the material linoleum in a new minimalistic and elegant look, and lately a new line of CompactLaminate tables called TURN180 (referring to the tabletop, that can be turned upside down) has been introduced successfully to the market. As a designer Bente Rübner is inspired by interesting and alternative materials she has an unusual talent for spotting how to let the material interact with her distinct designs to form a unique whole.