Silver 2017 / Outdoor And Exercise Equipment / Patio/Garden Furniture and Accessories / Student

Trapesi

  • Company
    Phebos Xenakis
  • Director
    Phebos Xenakis
  • Design Team
    Phebos Xenakis

It was obvious people struggle when attending a public place,café as where to put their bag or purse.In some cultures it's even considered as an act of bad luck to place your bag on the ground. The challenge for me was to create a system that solves this problem. Preferably I wanted to integrate this system in the design of the table. I wanted the system not to act as an extension but rather as a design aspect of the table itself. Trapesi offers a unique solution as where to hang your purse or bag at a public place. The legs are indirectly connected with the tabletop through the middle structure. This makes it look as if the tabletop is levitating and creates a more open feel. Each corner of the table consists of a fold that can be used as a hook to hang a bag/purse on it. If so desired the fold can also be used as a compartment for your magazine or newspaper. The four folds are the most important parts as they offer structural stability and functionality. This bistro table is mainly composed out of 3 materials. The legs and tabletop are made from solid oak wood. The part in between with the folds at each corner was coated with a layer of polyurethane. This coating served two purposes. It gave the design a sleek satin look whilst at the same time reduced sharp edges to prevent any damage regarding the bags,purses hanged on there. The most challenging part was to integrate a system with hooks without ruining the design. It was crucial for the hooks to be placed at an ergonomic position that allowed the user to retain visual contact with his/her stuff. The folds at each corner could also be easily translated to a family of products if so desired.

Photo Credit: Phebos Xenakis