Formtank: 2D3D Tables Made From Single Sheets of Metal

Formtank: 2D3D Tables Made From Single Sheets of Metal

Anthony Nguyen
Sep 12, 2008

If you haven't heard, Formtank is a small British manufacturer that utilizes "complex mathematics and precision engineering" to create unique looking desks made of single pieces of steel to eliminate waste and is a visual treat to industrial design lovers. With their latest group of a tables, including a desk, boardroom, table, and coffee table, their remarkable pieces continue to make us, "Ooooh" and "Ahhhh."

Designer George Rice says "it's all about triangles, the remarkable strength and stability relies on four triangles which can been seen in the cross section. These work together creating the rigidity, and allowing us to use relatively thin plate. The outcome is totally unique and the glass top acts like a picture frame, bringing the whole piece together. It's also a great icebreaker for meetings with new clients."

3Fold Desk:

2Fold Boardroom Table:

2Foldlow Coffee Table:

Parties interested in these futuristic and contemporary masterpieces can grab them on Formtank's website here.

[via Contemporist]

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