Photo: Alexander Dobrovodský
Year of completition: 2017
The worktable is inspired by the world of insects and especially the world of ants, thanks to which it was named ‘Ant’. The design was based on an example of the effectiveness of the body structure of these organisms, that optimizes and effectively uses every single part of it. We were inspired by the aesthetic beauty and apparent shape diversity of the skeleton, which, however, is subject to a strict and logical order. The organic shape of the table is almost symmetrical, and only slight deflection of one leg disturbs this compositional balance. This slight move from symmetry is reflected in the fact that the table always looks different from different perspectives. This principle works effectively, for example, when applying many tables in one room. When turning the individual tables against each other, the tables create feeling that not one and the same table is present. The base of the table is made of ash wood by joining several separate wooden parts glued to the desired shape. Each part was pre-processed using a five-axis CNC machine into a organic -shape design. The egg-shaped worktop is made of clear tempered glass and is placed on a wooden structure using three steel targets. The table is equipped with a lower storage space created by bent plywood. The surface of the table is treated with bleached wax and the steel elements are blackened.