Fancy Flat Pack: Hospitality Trend

Fancy Flat Pack: Hospitality Trend

These interlocking, flat pack side and coffee table designs combine humble DIY constructions with luxury materials.Snap Fit Marble_Tables by Joe_Doucet_for The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum_1

Earlier this year, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum commissioned designer Joe Doucet to create a limited edition collection of “snap fit” marble tables that simply slot together. Made in an Arabesque white marble, the tables are composed of three pieces of flat marble; two pieces join together to form an  x-shaped base while the third piece forms a top that holds the table together.

Raw Aluminium table by Max Lamb for Deadgood

Three sheets of aluminum plate lock together with four countersunk socket bolts to create the easy-to-assemble Raw Aluminium table by Max Lamb for Deadgood. Cut using a technically efficient water-jet cutting process,  the plates have been purposely left unfinished to reveal the inherent beauty of the sheet aluminium.

Patricia Urquiola's small tripodal Shimmer table for Glas Italia

Joined together with glue, the sheets of iridescent glass that make up Patricia Urquiola’s small tripodal Shimmer table for Glas Italia react with light, allowing the surface to seemingly change hue depending on your vantage point.

Affordances tables by Jonathan Zawada for Matter Made

Jonathan Zawada’s Affordances tables for Matter Made are constructed from interlocking shapes made from various different marbles - VT White Danby, Nero Marquina, Rosso Imparo, and Dark Emperador – offering a dynamic range of solids and color-combinations. The tables are designed to be flat-packed and can be assembled without the use of tools or hardware.

Face Value tables by Earnest Studio

The Face Value tables by Earnest Studio are made of three interlocking components. Each component is produced from a range of materials representing a range of values – including Corian, marble, padoek, colored MDF and plywood. These components are then assembled to create varying compositions of texture, color and cost. The tables can be used individually, in a line or stacked as shelving.

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