Flower Table refers to the gap between nature and the built world. At once, the object is artificial and real, a table and a flower.
In its natural habit (The City), it appears as an ironically natural creation. Mimicking the helio-dynamic properties of flower, the table opens at daylight and closes for the evening, exposing the table surfaces which are used as any table would be but which are also photo-voltaically coated surface capable of generating energy sufficient to operate the device.
Chopsticks stool is an exploration into three legged structures. These structures, configured with a rear single leg are relatively unstable compared to four legged seating. By splitting the rear leg into two, the user is now able to lean back, without the stool balancing on one leg. This prevents the stool from tipping left to right. The stool is further strengthened by splitting the front legs and adding a steel rail below.
Materials: Ebonized white ash & powder coated steel
Dimensions: D: 21" x W: 21" x H: 41"
These bowls were an investigation into creating vessels for small nuts and seeds. The circular form and outside chamfers create a containment feel, whilst the inside chamfer makes the bowl appear lighter. The bowl is accompanied by a cork lid keeping the nuts dry.
Materials: Soft, hard maple & Koa
Dimensions: D: 5" x W: 5" x H: 2.5"
Hinge table mimics a moving mechanical joint. By placing a dowel on top of a stick, the interaction creates a splaying motion. The table top sits on top of the stretchers independently from the legs, creating a small visual gap. This effect furthers strengthens the illusion that each leg is actually moving.
Materials: Hard maple & white lacquer
Dimensions: D: 18" x W: 18" x H: 19"
Cup Cake Hooks
Cupcake hooks are a playful solution for hanging your valuables. Users can freely play with the various colours and sizes, installing them in multiple settings. Cupcake hooks are inspired by pop art and people's fascination with food culture. These hooks are 3D printed plastic, offered in nine colours and three sizes: small, medium and large.
The Linear chair is a dining chair, with an emphasis on comfort whilst exploring linear elements. The comfort is derived in the gentle scooped out seat, mimicking the human form, while the backrest has a large surface cradling your back.
The linear elements explored, are through the interplay of thin and thick elements. The thick legs are in stark contrast to the thin seat profile and tapering thin backrest. The small slit appearing at the seats four corners, creates a floating effect and a continual thin seat profile emphasizing the juxtaposition between thin and thick elements.
Materials: Hard Maple
Dimensions: D: 21" x W: 21" x H: 31"
Zig Zag Table
The Zig Zag table is based on the relation between linear and planar elements. The intersecting linear element reinforces the table and adds another visual cue to complement the zig zag shape. The divisive space created through this intersection helps multiple tables to snugly nest together.