The form of the Disco-Volante is loosely based on lily pads.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The pods of the Disco-Volante are in different colours, heights and sizes. The use of coloured translucent plastic produces coloured shadows.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The multi-level design allows people to interact with the table differently to how they would interact with a normal coffee table. A person could place an item not regularly used, like a book on a lower pod while placing a drink on one of the higher pods.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in August 2009 in Melbourne and finished in August 2011 in Melbourne, and was exhibited in DesignEX in 2012.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The Prototype table is made from polished aluminium and acrylic.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
733 x 1500 x 403
Coffee table, Aluminium, Acrylic, Colourful
When researching for this design I noted that a number of items placed on coffee tables have small footprints i.e, glassware, TV remote controls, books and magazines. This allowed me to design a table with a number of small pods without losing any usability.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Simon Colabufalo, 2012.