Heatherwick Studio's Friction table expands to adapt to different spaces

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLdYFRZ39OY

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Sheets of paper set in resin were used to create the latticed structure of this table by Heatherwick Studio, which "transforms to offer two forms".

The Friction table, launched during this year's Frieze Art Fair, is the result of the studio's research project into the way furniture can adapt to different spaces and needs.

Described by Heatherwick Studio as a "substantial table that transforms to offer two forms", its lattice formation stretches out to accommodate both large and small groups of people.

"The studio first became interested in the idea of furniture that could change its proportions whilst in fact thinking about another design problem," Heatherwick Studio, which is led by Thomas Heatherwick, told Dezeen.

"Experimenting with the pivot mechanism, the studio prototyped this concept in a number of objects, further developing and refining it over the years," it continued. "After exploring various forms, the example of an expanding table became the preferred expression of this idea."

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