C Clamp Table

Tables are simple objects in their own right, but can we break them down to their most essential components and add some whimsy in the process?

Here’s one beautiful idea with lovely industrial-style execution using C-clamps and everyday objects to create surprisingly sturdy and stylish off the cuff results. One could see these cast-and-lathed supports in a workshop and easily suppose they were tools of construction rather than material components.

C Clamp table briefcase

Shaped metal grips are made to avoid lasting damage on whatever surface you choose, though some padding both above and below might not be a bad idea if they are truly intended to be used with unique antique objects like books and suitcases.

C Clamp table book

Where this student work by Israeli designer Yael Zwickel could really take off, though, is in the height – as of right now, there is no means of adjusting the heights of the legs themselves, as the threading effect might suggest. Hopefully this will be a consideration prior to mass production.

DIY metal stool legs

Still, the flexibility of each leg is, as it stands, quite impressive – they can be used for variable-height objects or items that vary in thickness from one part to the next, making unwieldy shapes into practical rounded-or-flat-topped chairs, stools or coffee tables.

Here’s how Yael describes herself and her work, translated from Hebrew:

I am a graduate of the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) with a degree in industrial design. I created ‘Preet’ with the desire to bring a fresh breeze, With a personal and original statement into the design world. I design according to your needs. I work with nonprofits that employ mentally disabled people that make me the products I design. I also design for startups and entrepreneurs who have an innovative product idea. And need the right person to accompany them throughout the process.”