Design story

 




Saluc, headquartered in Callenelle in Belgium, is the world leading manufacturer of high-quality billiard balls under the worldwide premium brand ARAMITH®.Saluc company is known all over the world for its creativity, flexibility and pool technical know-how, developing a unique quality: the Know How to Entertain.

A lot of people who like playing pool often like also modern and contemporary design furniture and decorations. For a long time, however, design addicts who like to play pool games never found the table they were looking for: a pool table with a contemporary sleek design offering nice wooden and lacquered finishings.

In 1997 our design team designed a revolutionary new table concept: a dining table and pool table all in one, featuring a modern sleek design, unlike the classic, heavy looking, wooden tables we usually find at pool table stores. They managed to design a dining/pool table the pool player's wife could live with. The Fusiontable is the result of several months of trends watching, brain storming, technological developments and prototype testing in cooperation with traditional pool table manufacturers.

 

 

An entire team of Belgian designers and engineers at Saluc decided to make this dream a reality at a quite affordable price. Their vision was to design a single dining/pool table with perfect proportions introducing horizontality, accuracy, elegance and thinness. At the same time, they also introduced several technological innovations to solve some issues that remained: they eliminated the 5th foot under the centre of the table as well as the ball recuperator under the table, they dropped the classical 3 pieces natural stone, did away with the pending pockets and everything that was not ‘modern’ in order to obtain a contemporary and sleek design table. They developed the Easy Lift system to address the playing height/dining height difference issue, opted for clean lines and new materials such as metal, but also warm materials like veneered wood and natural stone, giving the table a stylish and luxurious but also very simple and sober-minded appearance.

 

When this revolutionary dining/pool table was first introduced into stores all over the world, many customers wanted to order additional furniture to complete the dining room - the Fusiontables collection was born. Chairs, stools, benches, lighting, sideboards are now part of the Fusiontables range to allow customers to add an entirely new dimension to their dining room.