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Product Development, “Modern Series”

modern furniture coffee table

Over the weekend I completed a prototype table for my upcoming series. The goal was to take a table and boil it down to its essence. So there are no reveals, no curves, and seamless transitions between elements. All this combines to create a table that is deceptively simple. Why deceptive? Well for one, all the outside faces are tapered in, including the aprons, which makes milling and joining boards together exponentially more difficult. And, the top is inset rather than placed on top, which complicates assembly and dramatically decreases the margin for error.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me hear them below. I expect to have the first production run completed in the next week, so pictures will follow closely behind. And hopefully my next prototype will be done soon after, so stay tuned for that.