Materials: 9 ply Chinese Birch Plywood - enamel
Price Point: $250
"This is an affordable dining table created to meet our own standards of aesthetics and practicality. We designed it to follow simple structure lines and to express the virtues and qualities of the material. We wanted a piece of furniture that is easy to move, disassembles quickly and requires NO bolts, knots, glue or easily lost pieces...."
"Simple half lap and shear joinery combined with precision cutting allow for a lightweight, compact yet sturdy table for everyday use.
The prototype was built using 9-ply Chinese birch plywood. Its contrasting layers are left exposed on all edges to accentuate the design and the surfaces are white enameled with protective polyurethane coating. Options include Russian birch plywood, teak or exotic woods at a premium."
Designer: Amy Kircher & Alejandro Iriarte
Location: Houston, TX
Previous Design: My Little Piece of Heaven by Franziska Neumann & David Wharram
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