Daniel Rohr at Designersblock London 2010

August 25, 2010

Table Colander – limited edition

I tried to delete in an optical way material and space, by creating empty spaces between the materials and parts.
Due to the form of the bowl with the 909 holes and the on top placed glass plate I created an empty space between the two different materials,

intensified by the additional 909 empty spaces in the bowl. Also the thickness of the aluminium has a special size,
there are moments that you can look through the 909 empty spaces/holes or not. Therefore the table glass plate vanishes for the nonexcistence of an optical right angle.

The mirror polished aluminium corpus with ist reflections now seems to become one with the glass plate.
All this opens for the observer another point of view with a different sense. All objects that are standing on the table glass plate seem to float, created by this optical illusion.

Info production loop:
The table colander is produced in a cnc milling process. Starting with a piece of aluminium with the weight of 408 kg – 899 lb for the table plate and 1 massive
round aluminium bar for the 4 legs. The complete time line for producing one table from the first milling to the final polishing took round 4 weeks.

Limited edition of 10 pieces + two prototypes
Size: 160x95cm – 72cm high
Material: aluminium cnc milled and mirror polished by hand – plus table glass plate

Watch here the marking process of Daniel Rohr’s Table Colander.

The London Design Festival
Designersblock London takes place at the Bargehouse:

Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
South Bank
London SE1 9PH

Designersblock London 2010 23rd 26th September
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Bargehouse is owned and managed by Coin Street Community Builders

Opening times: Designersblock London 2010
23 – 26 September

Thursday 23rd – 10am – 8pm
Friday 10am 24th – 6pm
Saturday 10am 25th – 7pm
Sunday 10am 26th – 6pm