Nesting End Tables

Objective: Design a side table system that addresses the need to store and compartmentalize objects in a way that saves space, and can be collapsed when not in use. Designed and built at RISD in spring 2014. 


inspiration

   folding table hardware, tables that nest

folding table hardware, tables that nest


ideation, mock-ups

   sketches made on Illustrator

sketches made on Illustrator

   sketch models

sketch models

   diagram of folding mechanism

diagram of folding mechanism

   full scale mock-up

full scale mock-up

   finishing options explored in Rhino

finishing options explored in Rhino


building process

   building process

building process


final tables

   bare structures

bare structures

Materials: both structures have a Maple understructure and a Baltic Birch plywood top. 

    folding process for larger structure

folding process for larger structure

   folding process for stool

folding process for stool

   stool locking mechanism

stool locking mechanism

    tables with velcro baskets

tables with velcro baskets