Bundle Side Table – by Ampersandbrand
With sleek Corian tops and a bundle of interwoven wood rods for legs, the Bundle Side Table proves contrasting elements work well together. Designed by Cincinnati, Ohio based Ampersand, the tables require no hardware or adhesives as the pieces are friction-fit together.
The legs appear to sit haphazardly underneath the tabletop, but they remain in place with the help of a circular disc that they fit through. The ends then fit within holes that are drilled into the Corian which creates a really cool visual detail on the table’s top.
Each table is handmade from black or white Corian and locally-sourced black walnut, hard maple, or white oak.
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P-11 Chair – by Artnau
“The main goal was – to create a chair with complex polygonal shapes simple to manufacture without using any fasteners. The chair consists of a white metal frame and plywood triangles that form the seat and the back. The plywood elements are glued together between frame and thus creating a very reliable and simple joint of the two materials.” – Maxim Scherbakov
Furniture Inspired by Adaptive, Responsive Architecture
We came across this dynamic furniture piece during one of our Furniture, Fittings and Equipment (FF&E) searches recently.
Made of faceted Baltic birch plywood and white laminate, joined with piano hinged joints and tubular steel legs, the Origami Bench by blackLAB architects, has been designed for public seating and gains structural strength from the way the geometry of the planes fold together.
When looking at this, you can’t help but wonder how many combinations or orientations of the plywood planes they possibly tried before they struck success.
“Much of the beauty that arises in art, comes from the struggle an artist wages with his limited medium” – Henri Matisse
The bench was originally created for the See the Light exhibit, at the 2014 Interior Design Show in Toronto.
Photos by blackLAB architects inc.
Transformation of a former railway line into a cross-city pedestrian corridor linking Sydney’s City to Harbour.
ASPECT Studio with CHROFI are collaborating together on the design of The Goods Line for Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. The Goods Line is a linear spine that connects a number of diverse city neighbourhoods, from Central to Surry Hills, to the harbour via the Darling Harbour Precinct. The spine stitches together a unique concentration of cultural, media and educational institutions forming a civic space rich with latent potential.
Beyond its connectivity function, The Goods Line will respond to a shared desire to connect and collaborate that exists amongst the stakeholders – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, University of Technology, Sydney, Powerhouse Museum, The ABC, TAFE – Sydney Institute, and City of Sydney. The Goods Line is conceived as a public platform for interaction, co-curation of events and exhibitions.
The revitalisation is expressed via a singular move. The laying of a new datum, a precast concrete ‘figure’, onto the existing railway corridor, articulating the site’s history and concurrently telling the story of today. These precast concrete panels form the paving, edges, steps, benches and seating as an integrated prefabricated piece. They are a re-tooling of an …