T12 stands for Table 12. The number 12 refers to the curvature on the frame and table top which all have a 12 mm radius.
Initially the designers behind the table were inspired by the first version of the iPod which was square but the softly curved edges made it pleasant to touch. To add softness to the square table the edges were designed with strong roundings of 12 mm – after that the rest seemed more or less obvious – we just stuck to the 12 mm, which are repeated on frame, legs and corners. The result is a table tight in its design but not edged and uncomfortable to sit at, and because the roundings are general the table presents itself with a visual unity and a coherent expression.