Kaleidoscope is a table inspired in the psychedelic world created by the visual effect of those little toys that we used to play when we were kids. It can be used as a conference table to spice up those boring meetings or as a banquet table to create the most magical ambience that you can imagine.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Under the glass top you can find mirrored triangles that give the user a fun and psychedelic feeling to the moment of being at a table. Either at a dinner or in a busyness meeting this table spices up the moment around it.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Kaleidoscope not only spices up the interaction with the object, but also the lighting around it, if any lights are pointed at the table, they will reflect into different areas making your ceiling full of light triangles.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January of 2015 and was first presented in April of 2015 as a concept in Designboom. In November was presented for the first time at the EXD 15, Portuguese Design Biennial in Matosinhos.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
This piece is made by three main stages. First the legs, in brass metal lathe. After that the wood structure is made with the help of the CNC, and at the end the glass top and the mirrors are made to fit the rest.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
3000mm x 1200mm x 790mm
Kaleidoscope, Dinner Table, Meeting Table, Product Design, Table
I had the desire to make a long table for some time. But I wanted to do something fun that would help the moment of being at a table more pleasurable. From that I started researching fun effects that I could explore into a table and wanted something like a magician that would play with a mirrors... and kaleidoscope effect was the perfect answer for what I needed, from that on I explored more the concept until I get it to where I wanted.
Making the concept come to live. I had some ideas how making it when I developed the concept, but bringing it to life was the biggest challenge, but the most gratifying has well.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Optional Image #2 - Vera Marmelo