Location: Vila Šín, Prague 6, Sedlec
Year of completition: 2017
This working table is inspired by the skeleton and bionic of small organisms like insects, especially ants, thanks to that it got its name Ant. It combines both the function and aesthetics.
The glass plate allows the user to see the organically shaped wooden structure of the table, which is the dominant form of expression. The design is based on optimization and efficiency, as is the case in the animal kingdom. The table is almost symmetrical, and only the left hint leg interferes with this symmetry by a minor structural and shape deviation. This slight change in symmetry results that the table is looking different and changing its face from different perspectives. When applying multiple tables in one space, it feels like if the tables are slightly rotated, as if they were different type of the furniture and not one identical type of table.
The table design is designed from solid ash wood machined by five axis of CNC machines. The worktop is designed with clear hardened glass, which is mounted on steel targets. The table is equipped with a lower storage space created by the bent plywood board. The surface of the table is treated with bleached wax and the steel elements.