The Lectori Salutem table has a symbolic value as it reflects the privacy of Verhoeven’s personal life. While the designer’s personal mark seems to be a work table produced by a combination of highly skilled craftsmanship and carefully programmed technical processes, the artist’s design partners are clearly evident in the work as two silhouette portraits of Joep Verhoeven and Judith de Graauw. The wavy surfaces are finely shaped.
Thus, the piece combines the functionality of design with an artistic rhetoric that unconsciously conveys the importance of Verhoeven’s creative circles. The traditional industry of this material, produced using highly polished steel, is inverted to produce an elegant and seemingly light object. With a precise weight distribution, the track combines flow line curves and flowing lines to create a physical balance and an illusionist sense of motion and speed.