Tavle are designed as a display stand, bar leaner or can be a sculptural piece by itself. The idea was inspired by paper windmills and Hong Kong orchid trees. Five 50mm MDF identical floral pattern pieces with a round edge joined together to create the cube shape in Formica HPL Crystal White.
Traditional Formica table
The heart of Formica lies in its robustness, durability, cleanliness and its versatility of form and function. Formica designs ‘for today with forever in mind’ that should ‘span for generations’.
Reimagining the Formica table
In the reimagining of the Formica table, with respect to the ‘forever in mind’ statement, the idea of multi-generation comes to play.
Multi-generational design is about designing for all life situations and all phases of life. The Life.Cycle table expresses the need for a table to have a tectonic shift that allows New Zealanders to adapt and adjust the height of a third of the table to suit different age groups, activities and functions.
The adjustment of hardware in everyday life allows New Zealanders to live in a world of freedom where we can decide the function of the table from cradle to grave.
The Life.Cycle table extends the versatility of the traditonal Formica table, in both form and function.
The Formica ‘S’table is inspired by the ubiquitous timber saw horse, reconsidered so that identical ‘horses interleave create a ‘S’table; blanket your ‘horse in 2013 Anniversary Formica laminates and create your own Formica ‘S’table! The start kit might comprise of three units; add more ‘horses – mix & match or mono-block, there are many possibilities:
- create a single table
- offset 1 as a S’tool + S’table for one
- offset 2 + shared S’table for two
- add additional ‘horses to create even larger configurations tightly interleaved or loosely scattered to suit your environment
Now you se it now you don’t. A table for the smallest of flats. Need a bed and wan’t a table.
Table top dressed in warm Formica colours Carnaval, Chrome Yellow and Diamond Black.
The design and inspiration clearly came from the organic shapes of the Koru.
Furthermore the rest off the concept was driven by need. The need to create more than the obvious. The need to use space in a different manner. The need to create something that would perfectly show the beauty flexibility and character of ‘Formica’. The shapes and possibilities of this table encapsulate the design scope of this incredible product we have come to know so very well as ‘Formica’.
Even though I have selected colours for this product I believe that this amazing design perfectly lends itself to the versatile magnificence and strengths of ‘Formica’.
The main products used are the trusted ‘Formica’ in its purest form. To some extent back to basics when it comes to “Formica use” but on the other the proof that this product can rejuvenate itself and always will for generations to come.
The use for a table speaks for itself. A coffee table that can transform to a comfortable three-seater dinning or boardroom table. As so often with ‘Formica’ the selected colours and finish can so easily dictate its ultimate use.
This table can be anything from a show-off masterpiece (mechanised and remote controlled) in an executive’s office or on a super yacht, to a space saving solution in student accommodation or a affordable hotel room with a much more robust and basic moving mechanism.
The design is a deconstructed approach which develops a system to create the illusion of carving through layering. The design is based on the form of a shell, which was modelled and then analysed to explore the curves. The layers are Formica High Pressure Laminate Snowdrift which are spaced to create a sculptural coffee table. The spacers incorporate an extra dimension to engage with the play of shadows.
Atomic structure of a kitchen table, featuring remolished Formica table tops.
For an artist, art is everywhere, one of the greatest creations was the Origami-Bird. Transforming the organic nature of the bird, & expressing its natural forms into a more physical element. How can my table design stay true to its organic origin? The Origami-Crane gives me the inspiration to create a free simple form, expressed in a more physical beauty.
This table made from 6 pieces triangles, can be for product display, a bar leaner or lobby table. Because the free form it creates more individual spaces depending on the scale of the table.