Originally the table was inspired by a simple jig that would slide across a table’s surface creating a straight edge that could be used for multiple different purposes. However it begged the question, how can a table interact with both the top and bottom of the table top surface. This question was the driving force behind the design of the CANT-TABLE.
Initial sketches where focused on the wooden overlay to be an apparatus to work as a drawing table, however dissatisfaction with how the table touched the ground led to a redesign resulting it’s final cantilevered form. This design choice shortened the table and took utility and turned it into aesthetic.
The glass is primary supported by two metal canted bars that provide most the structure behind the full cantilever. The wood acts as an accent provide minimal structure in bracing the glass so it’s moment becomes fixed in place. The overall weight and rotation of the glass counteracts any sort of rotation that would come from weight and the slanted back corners pushing the structural limitations of the average table.
Overall the CANT-TABLE provides an architectural aesthetic to enhance modern and post-modernistic styling where structure is key as it begins to beg the question, of how can a table provide a functional aesthetic that is both useful and engaging with users?