The Wingz table concept was inspired purely from a desire for a convenient and stable platform. While many contemporary chairs and sofas have flat and level padded arms few allow them to be used safely as a table. Finding an adaptable and stable solution that worked with this type of furniture motivated the design.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Wingz table is minimalistic both in function and design. It does not require any additional floor space while providing a stable platform for food, drinks, laptop or practically anything - all within easy reach. The table is fabricated from two piece of laser cut aluminum. Only two screws are needed to assemble the table while also allowing it to be adjusted for a variety of arm widths. A custom fitted silicon rubber pad is available to ensure objects don’t slide off the table.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The table is adjustable to fit a variety of arm widths. Two screws are loosened with the hex key provided to allow adjustment of the width to match the arm width. The screws are then tightened and the table is slid down on to the chair arm. The user has the option of either installing a slot cover, for an industrial look, or a non-slip silicon rubber pad. The silicon pad is available in a variety of colors to allow coordination with room décor. Once the size has been set the table can be easily remove and re-installed.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The Wingz Table was developed in 2016/17 and is the first product for Zovuna. Mass production of the product will start in late April 2017 and sold online at zovuna.com.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The Wingz Table is fabricated from 5052 H32 aluminum plate. The outline is laser cut before a counter sunk slot is CNC machined. It is then bent into shape. The aluminum is grained and then clear anodized. The non-slip pad is pressured molded from silicon rubber.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width 203.2 mm x Depth 228.6 mm x Height 181.1 mm
Zovuna, Wingz, Table, Arm Table, anodized aluminum, side table
There were a number of challenges related to the slot design to minimize overall fabrication complexity. This included selection of the screw type and slot shape to allow hiding of the screw heads. Designing free space into the slot for either a cover or for use as an alignment feature of the non-slip pad. The design of the snap-in feature of plastic slot cover was also a challenge given the tolerances and strength of materials used taking five prototype iterations.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Image #1: Creator Daryl Hlasny, Wingz Table, 2017.
Image #2: Creator Daryl Hlasny, Wingz Table, 2017.
Image #3: Creator Daryl Hlasny, Wingz Table, 2017.
Image #4: Creator Daryl Hlasny, Wingz Table, 2017.
Image #5: Photographer Daryl Hlasny, Wingz Table, 2017.
Wingz Table (TM), Copyrights belong to Zovuna, 2017