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