The Sitting Table explores how design concept, materiality, and process, come together to produce a variety of ergonomic outputs.
The width, height, aesthetic and structure of this piece of furniture attracts both a coffee cup, or a human, to sit in it.
The need for ergonomic versatility was challenged by the material. The main structure is made of eight bent birch wood rings that come together by an octagonal weight.
Each ring is the result of a repetitive process of slicing wood into thin laminations, steaming them, bending them, and gluing them in place for many hours.
The piece also shows the value of iteration in design, as the rings demonstrate the level of craftsmanship acquired after each bend.