The idea for this table was to craft an attractive and usable piece of furniture that was readily reproducible at scale and would be implemented for initial use in our office. We didn't know how many we would ultimately need for the studio space and the notion of something reproducable on-demand, was compelling.
In the past, I have expediently used utilitarian foldable tables like one sees at bake sales and school registrations. Unfortunately, many of the affordable table designs prevalent today are unable to attend an architectural interior as a legitimate piece of furniture.
I've always admired the modernist design aspiration of creating something both utiliarian and attractive and there was a clear call for something with warmth and presence for our office space.
With this basic premise, we made a series of parametric toolpaths for the studio Shopbot on two sheets of plywood. Because these toolpaths were written parametrically, the design can be "flexed" to accommodate different sizes and shapes as needs dictate in the future.
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