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Andreas Kowalewski’s Wedge Side Table is a Genius Single-Material Flatpack Design

Posted By Theresa Harmanen On May 14, 2012 @ 3:01 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Green Interiors,Green Products,Innovation | 1 Comment

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The Wedge side table by Amsterdam-based Designer Andreas Kowalewski [2] is a clever flatpack design [3] that is simple to build, store and transport. The idea behind this genious piece of green design [4] is to create a table that needs less space, hand labour and assembly time by using only one material and a simple assembly [5] process.

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The Wedge table’s top plate is fixed with screws to a conical fitted plywood [7] piece. The interlocking segments work as structural reinforcements, and all four individual table segments can be manufactured through joint operations.

The table’s appearance was designed around the idea that ‘form follows construction’ – the interlocking segments create the table’s characteristic aesthetics. Small cardboard boxes are all that is needed to store and ship these easily stacked tables.

+ Andreas Kowalewski [2]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/andreas-kowalewskis-wedge-side-table-is-a-genius-single-material-flatpack-design/andreas-kowalewski-wedge-table-1/

[2] Andreas Kowalewski: http://www.andreaskowalewski.com/

[3] flatpack design: http://inhabitat.com/tomas-schons-flat-pak-%E2%80%98a-board%E2%80%99-becomes-a-full-shelf-with-the-pull-of-a-string/

[4] green design: http://inhabitat.com/tag/green-design/

[5] assembly: http://inhabitat.com/rca-students-look-towards-sustainability-to-design-a-green-paradise-at-the-milan-furniture-fair/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/andreas-kowalewskis-wedge-side-table-is-a-genius-single-material-flatpack-design/andreas-kowalewski-wedge-table-2/

[7] plywood: http://inhabitat.com/7-stunning-green-furnishings/

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