The table prototype belongs to CNAP, Paris and was exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in 2017.  Made from CNC-milled walnut top and delicate 3-D prototyped legs, the table is dynamic, structurally challenging, and inspiring. The project is envisaged as a spatial construct informed by the extensive use of emerging digital fabrication tools.  The legs form a hyper-efficient lean structure with minimum weight capable of carrying a heavy piece of natural wood on top. The table performs in a natural-synthetic mode emphasised through the materiality between soft and hard, light and heavy.  The design was carefully crafted on the computer allowing for greater precision and perfect fit between the 3-D prototyped legs and the CNC milled top. The use of 3D modelling allowed for easy future design modifications and the potential to produce at various sizes upon request. A 3-D file of the top was sent to a CNC 3-axis milling machine which produced an identical copy of the 3-D model from a solid laminated walnut block. The top was machined from two sides to achieve the 3-dimensional undulating surface on the bottom. The machining took only 6 hours. The legs were 3-D printed using SLS rapid prototype machine to its maximum possible size. The 3-D prototype structure consists of 7 components that are seamlessly joined together through precise detailing. The 3-D model and digital methods of production allowed for great accuracy in the final pieces. The legs were left untreated while the top was carefully hand sanded and finished with a special varnish. The result is a bespoke side table that is not only practical but also emotionally and spatially charged.  Launched at Clerkenwell Design Week, May 2014 Part of Centre national des arts plastiques Collection ( CNAP ).   Materials Top: Walnut (CNC milled) Table legs: SLS 3D-printed components  3D-Printing: 3DPrint UK, London  http://www.3dprint-uk.co.uk/  CNC-milling: 3D CNC, London  http://www.3dcnc.co.uk/   Design: ALEKSA studio Location: London Dates: 2014
       
     
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 The table prototype belongs to CNAP, Paris and was exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in 2017.  Made from CNC-milled walnut top and delicate 3-D prototyped legs, the table is dynamic, structurally challenging, and inspiring. The project is envisaged as a spatial construct informed by the extensive use of emerging digital fabrication tools.  The legs form a hyper-efficient lean structure with minimum weight capable of carrying a heavy piece of natural wood on top. The table performs in a natural-synthetic mode emphasised through the materiality between soft and hard, light and heavy.  The design was carefully crafted on the computer allowing for greater precision and perfect fit between the 3-D prototyped legs and the CNC milled top. The use of 3D modelling allowed for easy future design modifications and the potential to produce at various sizes upon request. A 3-D file of the top was sent to a CNC 3-axis milling machine which produced an identical copy of the 3-D model from a solid laminated walnut block. The top was machined from two sides to achieve the 3-dimensional undulating surface on the bottom. The machining took only 6 hours. The legs were 3-D printed using SLS rapid prototype machine to its maximum possible size. The 3-D prototype structure consists of 7 components that are seamlessly joined together through precise detailing. The 3-D model and digital methods of production allowed for great accuracy in the final pieces. The legs were left untreated while the top was carefully hand sanded and finished with a special varnish. The result is a bespoke side table that is not only practical but also emotionally and spatially charged.  Launched at Clerkenwell Design Week, May 2014 Part of Centre national des arts plastiques Collection ( CNAP ).   Materials Top: Walnut (CNC milled) Table legs: SLS 3D-printed components  3D-Printing: 3DPrint UK, London  http://www.3dprint-uk.co.uk/  CNC-milling: 3D CNC, London  http://www.3dcnc.co.uk/   Design: ALEKSA studio Location: London Dates: 2014
       
     

The table prototype belongs to CNAP, Paris and was exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in 2017.

Made from CNC-milled walnut top and delicate 3-D prototyped legs, the table is dynamic, structurally challenging, and inspiring. The project is envisaged as a spatial construct informed by the extensive use of emerging digital fabrication tools.  The legs form a hyper-efficient lean structure with minimum weight capable of carrying a heavy piece of natural wood on top. The table performs in a natural-synthetic mode emphasised through the materiality between soft and hard, light and heavy.

The design was carefully crafted on the computer allowing for greater precision and perfect fit between the 3-D prototyped legs and the CNC milled top. The use of 3D modelling allowed for easy future design modifications and the potential to produce at various sizes upon request. A 3-D file of the top was sent to a CNC 3-axis milling machine which produced an identical copy of the 3-D model from a solid laminated walnut block. The top was machined from two sides to achieve the 3-dimensional undulating surface on the bottom. The machining took only 6 hours. The legs were 3-D printed using SLS rapid prototype machine to its maximum possible size. The 3-D prototype structure consists of 7 components that are seamlessly joined together through precise detailing. The 3-D model and digital methods of production allowed for great accuracy in the final pieces. The legs were left untreated while the top was carefully hand sanded and finished with a special varnish. The result is a bespoke side table that is not only practical but also emotionally and spatially charged.

Launched at Clerkenwell Design Week, May 2014
Part of Centre national des arts plastiques Collection (CNAP). 

Materials
Top: Walnut (CNC milled)
Table legs: SLS 3D-printed components

3D-Printing: 3DPrint UK, London http://www.3dprint-uk.co.uk/
CNC-milling: 3D CNC, London http://www.3dcnc.co.uk/

Design: ALEKSA studio
Location: London
Dates: 2014

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ALEK SA_17.jpg
       
     
ALEK SA_16.jpg
       
     
ALEK SA_15.jpg
       
     
ALEK SA_01.jpg
       
     
 Photo credit: Jim Stephenson
       
     

Photo credit: Jim Stephenson

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Photo credit: Jim Stephenson

 Photo credit: Philip Vile
       
     

Photo credit: Philip Vile