Niko (Rotating Planes) by Lorenzo Quaglietta
2012 - 2013, Silver A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award Winner
This project was inspired by the need to create, in an environment of only 32 square meters, an dining area that does not constitute a permanent bulk to leave adequate space for circulation and to guarantee anyone full freedom of movement
This structure consists of two rotating planes positioned on a supporting suspended element in the form of a triangular section fixed to the wall or to an eventual movable support. The planes thanks to a rotation form a table. It is a dynamic structure because occupying a surface like an industrially produced table, thanks to another rotation of the two planes, the bulk is immediately eliminate. At the same time it is also a versatile and multifunctional because it lends itself to various applications.
Design Challenges
The challenge was to create a dynamic structure without standing and stimulate an idea of application in the viewer rather than suggest it.
Production Technology
The rotating planes present a longitudinal cut, with thickness that goes gradually reducing itself and a semicircular cut to an extremity. The suspended support element is presented has triangular shape. The structure can be made in all material resistant to flexure. In particular it can be made of wood, iron and plastic. The techniques of realization may be to mold, craft as the prototypes in photos or for extrusion thanks to the modern 3d laser machines.
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