Palette Table by Rita Kettaneh

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Palette

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Table

INSPIRATION:
This design was inspired by the works of the Bauhaus icon Josef Albers, namely his "Homage to the Square" where nested squares demonstrate how color interacts. The Palette deconstructs the squares into three dimensional space while preserving the play on transparency. It encourages users to create different moods by participating in color experiments as Albers advocated. Moreover, Palette answers a need to offer users the flexibility to tailor and refresh their space based on their preferences.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Palette is a table for mixing colors inspired by Josef Albers' "Homage to the Square". It invites the users to engage in color experiments to suit their interior and state of mind. In simple sliding motions, the top layers are interchanged among tables like Albers' "platters to serve color" and the colors are mixed through overlapping sheets. The Palette is a coffee table that is modular and dynamic: multiple tables may be arranged side by side in one's layout of choice.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The user can experiment with colors by sliding the top layer off a table and unto another where the overlapping sheets result in a new color mix. The entire top section of the table locks into the base to facilitate moving the table around as a single unit. This is done by fitting the pins of the top into their respective holes in the base and then sliding the top section sideways until the pins reach their stops and the top locks into place. The reverse motion is done to unlock the two parts.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in December 2018 in Kornet Chehwan, Lebanon and was completed a year and three months later in Mazraat Yachouh, Lebanon in February 2020 when the final prototype was produced.

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Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The top section of the table is made up of steel sheets that are CNC laser-cut and bent with a press break. Welding is used to assemble the parts. The base is made up of stainless steel and is produced through a similar process. The top is powder-coated and includes two acrylic sheets, while the base has a brushed finish.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width x Depth x Height: 500 mm x 500 mm x 435 mm Weight: 13.6 Kg

TAGS:
palette, palette table, coffee table, rita kettaneh, kray studio, josef albers, hommage to the square, geometric table, colorful coffee table, color mix table

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The color experiments were carried out in three stages: the first developed color schemes through overlapping sequences of acrylic samples. Next, a constraint was added which is that the scheme would be made up of three pairs of overlapping samples to correspond to three tables made up of two layers each. Thirdly, the color mixes had to go into Albers' configuration. Layers of foam core and acrylic samples were used to model the nested squares and colored paper was added to finetune the colors.

CHALLENGE:
The design of the base had to embody the concept of the square while complementing the top's planar form and silhouette. Multiple designs were assessed through cardboard mockups and 3D modeling software. Moreover, experiments were done to identify the best performing mechanisms. In terms of locking the top to the base, bolts provided smoother locking and unlocking than rods. As to the sliding mechanism, it was reduced to sliding bars so the top sheet is easy to carry and slide into place.

ADDED DATE:
2020-02-14 14:52:57

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Rita Kettaneh, 2019.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
KRAY Studio

PROFILE:
KRAY Studio is a new furniture brand by Rita Kettaneh that has its essence in meaning and beauty. The vision is to ignite connections between the furniture pieces and their users. A young and ambitious brand, KRAY Studio has a new take on luxury, that is socially aware, spacially smart, all the while being fresh and contemporary. Through collaborating with local fabricators and craftsmen, its high end pieces are produced by combining industrial methods with top notch craftsmanship that preserves the delicateness of the human touch. The debut collection "The Crystal Tables" has been well received at various design weeks spanning Beirut, Berlin, and Dubai and has appeared in multiple press features.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Palette Table by Rita Kettaneh is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Palette Table by Rita Kettaneh is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2019 - 2020.



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