Jonathan Rose Design

Making a joint into a table

How can a joint be made into a table? Werner Blaser (pupil of Mies van der Rohe, Bauhaus) had some fun experimenting with the joint and so did I with its translation to a table. This piece, known as ‘cubist’ lends itself to CNC production as only two different shapes are used. The colouring gives the impression of an isometric cube but the interlocking at the centre makes it slightly offset. Picasso would have understood this.

Movement in the wood is accommodated by each component sliding on the one next door, which gives a moving discontinuity at three of the six corners. I wonder if it could be used as a humidity meter?

I have a plan to develop this piece into something available from my website.

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