Cloud Table: Work Surface Swirls Through the Room



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A single white table surface swirls throughout an entire room to offer enough seating for a large number of people at once. ‘Cloud Table’ was created by STUDIO MAKS for the curated Milan design show, Ventura Lambrate. Variation in the thickness of the table as it curves around the space offers room for a variety of functions, from a single person reading a magazine to a small group working on laptops.

Cloud Table 2

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The table offers just as much seating for large groups as would a row of more conventional rectangular work surfaces, yet enables larger groups to sit together, promoting a sense of community. The flowing design makes what might feel like a static room seem more spacious and dynamic.

Cloud Table 3

The designers envisioned the table as “a landscape rather than furniture, a social place for people to meet and exchange information.” The design is reminiscent of the more complex, undulating ‘Superdesk’ by Clive Wilkinson Architects. Both creations blur the lines between furniture and architecture, changing the way we interact with a room and each other.

 

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