Bean Series 2 Multi-purpose Table by Bean Buro

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Bean Series 2

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Multi-purpose Table

INSPIRATION:
The inspiration of the table came from the wiggly French Curves and jigsaw puzzle cuts.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The large meeting table would be the central piece in an office conference room. This playful meeting table shape is full of wiggly curves, which is a dramatic departure from the traditional corporate formal conference table. The three parts of the table can be reconfigured for a variety of overall seating arrangements; the constant state of change creates a playful atmosphere in the office.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The three parts of the meeting table can be reconfigured manually by a team of 2-3 people. Visual colour edge bands at the male and female curves provide easy understanding of how the parts should come together.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project was designed in October 2013 and installed in January 2014 for the office of the creative agency Cheil in Hong Kong.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The table shape was digitally designed using CAD and 3D modelling softwares, where each curve is determined as a result of various users seating arrangements simulations. The curvy table top was fabricated in wood veneer, with protective laminate edge bands around the perimeter edge. Some of the edge bands are in different colours for easy recognitions for the connection points.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Table top is in wood veneer, while the table base is made of bespoke steel table legs. The overall size is 5000mm x 1500mm, at 720mm high.

TAGS:
Table, digital design, Bean Buro Architects, Curve, Curvy, Sculptural, dinning, F&B, restaurant, installation, furniture, Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Lorene Faure, Bean Series 2

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
This project is part of a wider agenda of the object design research of the company, with clear research objectives of investigating the spatial effects on the social relationships caused by a furniture installation in a certain environment. It also calls for a break down of strict traditions between user and object relationships, through the use of simple and subtle changes to the form of furniture.

CHALLENGE:
The main design challenge in the project is to ensure the curves of the dinning table form does not compromise users’s ergonomics, but to stage potential social effects and encourage conversations. It also challenges to subvert the traditional formal dinning table and break down social boundaries. Due to its large size, much of the technical challenge lies within the importance of clear planning of off-site parts that can be pre-fabricated, and on-site assembly works to finish the furniture while able to craft maximum qualities.

ADDED DATE:
2014-03-31 19:23:39

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui and Lorene Faure

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Designer Bean Buro, Bean Series 2, 2013.
Image #2: Designer Bean Buro, Bean Series 2, 2013.
Image #3: Designer Bean Buro, Bean Series 2, 2013.
Image #4: Designer Bean Buro, Bean Series 2, 2013.


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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Cheil

PROFILE:
Cheil Hong Kong is part of Cheil Worldwide, a full service marketing agency headquartered in Seoul with 36 additional networks around the world. Cheil provides a full range of marketing services ranging from digital, retail, PR, event and creative branding. Long-standing clients of Cheil include Samsung, 3 Mobile, Innisfree, New Balance, Moet Hennessy and more. There are currently about 80 staff members working out of the Sheung Wan offices.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Bean Series 2 Multi-Purpose Table by Bean Buro is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Bean Series 2 Multi-Purpose Table by Bean Buro is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2013 - 2014.

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