I was inspired by the architecture of pyramid stairs and the movement of the waves. I wanted to create interesting and original 3D structures by using simple geometric forms. I multiplied and then rotated the frames. My objective was to build a static object in which the steps of transformation can be traced so that it incorporates and expresses the dynamism of change. I was also inspired by organic principles that can be static and dynamic at the same time, like water.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The shape of the table resembles the stairs of the pyramids or the form of waves. Beside being a static object, it also gives us the impression of dynamic motion by the fan-like rotation of the parts. It provides a new visual experience from every different angle. Another unique attribute of the piece is that it does not contain any fittings or stiffenings. It holds itself. It unites angularity and softness. The sights of this table is different from every pespective symbolize varied of nature.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This is a table around which people can gather and enjoy themselves while appreciating the sight of it. You can put all sorts of objects – e.g. magazines, newspapers, cups, glasses, etc. -on or in it. I think what particularly distinguishes this table from other tables is the intresting, suprising perspective, the technical solutions, background work, process of the design, the quality of the wood (ash) and the execution.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in February 2016 in Budapest and finished in September 2016 in Budapest.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The table was made of ash wood. Natural colour varnish was applied on the surface. The wooden structure and the large tempered glass top meet only on a thin surface. It was made without the use of any fittings or stiffenings. The structure holds itself. It gives stability and at the same time strengthens its lightness and airiness. The bright natural colouring gives the structure lightness, which balances the stability and rigidness of the angular forms.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Size: Width 1500 mm x Depth 780 mm x Height 360 mm
Wave, stairs, pyramids, table, airiness, dynamism, rotation, stability, natural
I have done some research in modular, modularity design and paper (pop) up, paper folding techniques. As for design techniques I've tried to experiment a lot with modularity in design technique and read many articles about it. I tried to use smaller parts, modules or skids to create a more multiple and novel object. I experimented with many shapes and sizes of simple moduls, units and then I multiplied and rotated them in several ways. I always experimented with the paper folding techniques in asimilar way.
Only two materials -wood and glass-are used. To create an airy and natural effect we had to avoid using any supporters or mounts. Finding the precise joining points and the object’s fulcrum was also challenging. Besides, we had to find the ideal size and place the glass top exactly horizontally. We needed to find the balance between the angular shapes and the lightness of the object to reach its harmony.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Designer: Attila Stromajer, Joiner, constructor: Miklós Sárácz and Asistant, coordinator, adviser: Melinda Kalcsó
All images: Photographer Marcell Mizik, Norbert Szilas, Wave, 2016.
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