Trapesi Bistro table by Phebos Xenakis

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Trapesi

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Bistro table

INSPIRATION:
It was obvious people struggle when attending a public place,café as where to put their bag or purse. The challenge for me was to create a system that solves this problem. Preferably I wanted to integrate this system in the design of the table. I wanted the system not to act as an extension but rather as a design aspect of the table itself.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Trapesi offers a unique solution as where to hang your purse or bag at a public place. The legs are indirectly connected with the tabletop through the middle structure. This makes it look as if the tabletop is levitating and creates a more open feel. The four folds are the most important parts as they offer structural stability and functionality.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Each corner of the table consists of a fold that can be used as a hook to hang a bag/purse on it. If so desired the fold can also be used as a compartment for your magazine or newspaper.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project started in January 2016 and ended in June 2016. It was exhibited at the Howest college being part of the bachelor exhibition.

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

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
This bistro table is mainly composed out of 3 materials. The legs and tabletop are made from solid oak wood. The part in between with the folds at each corner was coated with a layer of polyurethane. This coating served two purposes. It gave the design a sleek satin look whilst at the same time reduced sharp edges to prevent any damage regarding the bags,purses hanged on there. It gives a more warm and soft feel on the hand.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Product: W 650mm x D 650mm x H 780mm Package: W 650mm x D650mm x H 400mm Because of the interchangeable parts the user can customize the look of the design or change damaged parts. The polyurethane coating make it possible to repaint over the current color.

TAGS:
Phebos Xenakis, Trapesi, Oak wood, Elegant fold, Bistro table

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Trapesi is an answer to the problem many of us encounter. Where to place our bag when attending a public place. The integrated system creates an 'elevating'; tabletop whilst at the same time gives a more open feeling to the table. By applying the system at each corner the user can decide as where to place his or her bag, this allows increased visual contact with the bag. Its simple structure makes it easier to assemble and disassemble the table into 3 main pieces.

CHALLENGE:
The most challenging part was to integrate a system with hooks without ruining the design. It was crucial for the system to be placed at an ergonomic position. The hooks or folds served not only as a design aspect but as a structural and functional aspect as well. Simply put, form follows function. The folds were made very fluent to increase stability and strength. In further development it would be considered a better idea to divide the middle part in 4 pieces instead of one big piece, this to decrease packaging space.

ADDED DATE:
2016-09-15 20:40:15

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Photographer Nathan Devreese, Trapesi, 2016
Image #2: Photographer Nathan Devreese, Trapesi, 2016
Image #3: Photographer Nathan Devreese, Trapesi, 2016
Image #4: Photographer Nathan Devreese, Trapesi, 2016
Image #5: Photographer Nathan Devreese, Trapesi, 2016

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyrights belong to Phebos Xenakis, 2016 Design and thesis registered in the database of Howest and University of Gent

Visit the following page to learn more: http://phebos-xenakis.be
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Howest, Sixinch

PROFILE:
Trapesi was Phebos Xenakis his bachelor project during his graduation year in Howest. Howest is a college situated in Kortrijk, Belgium. Sixinch is a design company specialized in coated furniture situated in Kontich, Belgium.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Trapesi Bistro Table by Phebos Xenakis is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Trapesi Bistro Table by Phebos Xenakis is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2016 - 2017.

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