Continuing our material and furniture investigations from the House on Lake Okoboji, this table set melds precision mathematics and procedural computational with the appearance of organic form. When put together, the 6 unique components form a simple rectangular low coffee table. When separated, the odd shapes of the components are evident and they can be used as end tables, benches, or sculptural objects. We developed the forms as a 3-dimensional Voronoi tessellation, an algorithm that permits nuanced formal variations. The basic components are made with precision CNC-cut sheets of Baltic Birch, laminated horizontally with exposed plywood edges, but the edges are shaped by hand to create subtle variations and unique features to each set. mdMOD produces these with wood and laminate tops of various types.
• 2013 AIA Nebraska Merit Award
• 2013 AIA San Francisco Constructed Realities Citation