Bean Tables

 

 

 

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This project has been granted the renowned Silver A' Design Award in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

The set of wiggly and curvy conference tables has been artfully designed to break down the strict atmosphere of a traditional corporate conference room. These tables can be playfully re-arranged into four configurations to adapt to different functions, from one long arrangement for large-scale meeting, to smaller clusters for small-scale meetings - a reminder of the constant state of transitions as the key to creativity. 

Created for a workplace environment, Bean Belly is a conference table that incorporates and conceals all IT and AV equipments inside a sculptural belly shaped table base.

Inspired by the organic shapes of bean pods, the table is uniquely designed and manufactured using CNC cut layers of plywood. All sockets are concealed around the perimeter sides, which allow the table top to be kept free of clutter. It also has a Bean Buro signature curve detail around the edge.

Two sizes were designed for Leo Burnett, a large size for 11 seats, and a small size for 4 seats.

The Bean Table’s design explores a new dining typology. Whist its playful edges draws some diners together creating more private pockets of conversation, they can also avoid the awkward small talks by deliberately orienting diners away from each other.

Sinus Trestles (Design: Daniel Lorch 2011), from L&Z.

 Inspired by traditional Chinese garden rock art, this impressive 4.8m long marble table installation is full of playful curves and appears to be floating. It functions as a dynamic 18 person sharing table for multipurpose events.

Inspired by traditional Chinese garden rock art, this impressive 4.8m long marble table installation is full of playful curves and appears to be floating. It functions as a dynamic 18 person sharing table for multipurpose events.

The sculptural centrepiece draws inspiration from traditional Chinese garden theories. Carefully sculpted forms appear to look organic and natural, yet they are innate with precise functions. Placing such sophisticatedly sculpted furniture in the centre of an environment serves more than just an eye candy, but increasing one’s intuition and interaction with the space.

This is a concept for a large dinning table to be staged as a central piece in an interior space. The shape is full of playful wiggly curves, which dramatically departs from traditional formal symmetrical tables. It celebrates playfulness and increases social dynamics. The curves appear to be random at first sight, however each curve have been carefully designed to encourage a variety of seating positions; from small clusters of a few people, to one large party for eighteen people. 

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Awards

2014 - Silver A’ Design Award Winner - Products - Bean Table Series 2
2014 - Iron A’ Design Award Winner - Products - Curly (Bean Table)