"If you wanted to buy something similar today, it would cost around 100,000 euros ($113,660)" designer Renato Pologna said. "It was lovely to see photos of the table everywhere. Let's hope it brings some luck and stops a war (in Ukraine)."
A very long table that drew world attention when Russian President Vladimir Putin used it for meetings this month with foreign leaders was made in Italy by a small family firm which has also furnished dozens of other rooms in the Kremlin, Reuters reports.
The white table – some six meters (20 ft) in length – spawned countless memes on social media last week when Putin hosted French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on the Ukraine crisis, and they sat at each end of the table.
Renato Pologna said the table was just one of many items that his firm Oak made for the Kremlin under contract in 1995-1997.
“The table is really the tip of the iceberg. In all, we provided furniture and fittings for around 70 rooms. Some of the other tables are even bigger,” he told Reuters.
The scene of Putin and Macron seated so far apart prompted Twitter users to edit the images to depict the table as an ice-rink, a tennis court, a see-saw and even as the one used in Christ’s Last Supper.
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