Bend Coffee Table by Jan Goderis

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Bend

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Coffee Table

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration was very basic. From the idea of creating a flowing 2-dimensional line design to a 3-dimensional table that can be made out of 1 sheet, metal or wood. And where the shape of the line can incorporate the essential elements for a coffee table, namely an outlet, supports (legs) and storage without becoming banal. Translated from an ordinary continuous line. The fluid continuous line gives a sculptural aspect to the table, which is in dialogue with its surrounding and user.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The table is made of two bent aluminium plates which fit together. When put together, the plates extend all the way to the legs. This gives a certain transparency and lightness to the design and vertical storage is created for magazines, newspapers, and plaid... In between the two top plates, there is also the possibility of storage on both sides of the table.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The pleated plate provides continuous support for the table and also provides storage in the legs and the space between the bottom and top.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The design started in 2017 and finalized in 2022. Both in Ghent, Belgium.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Made of 2 parts pleated aluminum sheets (lower and upper parts) finished with a more environmentally friendly lacquering process. Oak wood slats to join the 2 aluminum plates together.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimensions: 125 x 55 x 28 cm

TAGS:
coffee table, folded table, ecological design, functional design, minimal design

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The basis of the design is a smooth continuous line. When folding certain parts, cracks appeared. This was solved by choosing a different aluminium alloy and heating it when folding. It also sought to split the table into two parts so that it could be easily assembled and transportable. By making a separate top and bottom top, with a connection joint on the sides, and fitting together with invisible pins. For the top, two wooden beams are glued in the middle. Both parts are invisibly connected at the bottom with a few screws.

CHALLENGE:
The design started in 2017. It consisted only of 1 pleated non-continuous line with only the pleated legs and the laying surface. To prevent the folding of the laying surface under load, reinforcement surfaces were provided at the bottom and between the supports, but they were very distracting. It wasn't until 2022 that the idea of using a continuous pleated line with a continuous top surface between which invisible wooden beams could be provided for strength and to invisibly connect the bottom and top. Using a continuous line only made the design more visually logical and aesthetic.

ADDED DATE:
2023-02-21 18:31:57

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Jan Goderis

IMAGE CREDITS:
#1 photographer Jan Goderis, 2022
#2 photographer Jan Goderis, 2022
#3 photographer Jan Goderis, 2022
#4 photographer Sonny Plasschaert, 2022
#5 photographer Jan Goderis, 2022

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
e-depot: 000595853

Visit the following page to learn more: https://www.jangoderis.com/


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NOMINATION DETAILS

Bend Coffee Table by Jan Goderis is a Nominee in Furniture Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Bend Coffee Table by Jan Goderis is Winner in Furniture Design Category, 2022 - 2023.



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COMMENTS
Giulia Esposito Comment #95959 on June 20, 2023, 10:59 pm
I am absolutely in awe of this stunning piece of furniture design! The way the table curves and bends is truly mesmerizing. It is definitely one of the most unique coffee tables I have ever seen. The craftsmanship behind it is simply incredible and I love the way it can be put together in different configurations to suit the space. It has a certain modernity and sophistication to it that I absolutely adore. I can only imagine how impressed the judges must have been with this beautiful piece. Congratulations to Jan Goderis on winning this prestigious award for their amazing design!
Chloe Turner Comment #96573 on June 21, 2023, 2:24 am
I am truly in awe of this extraordinary coffee table. Its sinuous form is captivating and its shape is so cleverly crafted to incorporate all the essential elements of a coffee table without being banal. The flowing line of the table gives it a sculptural aspect that creates a beautiful dialogue between its surroundings and its user. It is such an innovative and creative design that perfectly blends form and function in a stunning piece of furniture.
Elisabeth Clark Comment #97616 on June 21, 2023, 8:11 am
I'm absolutely in awe of Jan Goderis's work "Bend". It's a stunning example of how innovative design can be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The way the two aluminium plates fit together and how the vertical storage is created for magazines, newspapers and plaid is truly remarkable. The idea of creating a flowing 2-dimensional line design to a 3-dimensional table that can be made out of 1 sheet is simply genius. I'm so impressed by the research that went into this. The choice of aluminium alloy and the heating process during folding is no small feat, and the way the table was split into two parts to make it easily transportable is just brilliant. I'm absolutely mesmerized by this work and congratulate Jan Goderis on their success and winning the A' Design Award.
Adam Harris Comment #98172 on June 21, 2023, 11:17 am
I am captivated by the elegance and ingenuity of this coffee table design. The continuous line creates a beautiful sculptural shape that adds a unique look to any room. The two bent aluminium plates fit together seamlessly to create storage and extend to the legs for stability. The addition of wooden beams in the middle of the two top plates not only adds strength and stability, but also provides a hidden storage option. This award-winning design is truly a work of art and demonstrates the creativity and skill of its creator.
Mark Allen Comment #99106 on June 21, 2023, 4:29 pm
Congratulations to the designer for their innovative and creative design! This unique coffee table not only looks aesthetically pleasing, but its use of two bent aluminium plates that extend all the way to the legs creates a sense of transparency and lightness that is both functional and eye-catching. With the added bonus of vertical storage for magazines, newspapers, and plaid, it is an incredibly versatile piece that is sure to enhance any room. The designer's research and development of the continuous line design, and their use of a more environmentally friendly lacquering process, have resulted in a truly remarkable piece that is well-deserving of the A' Design Award in Furniture Design.

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