Table #1


Table #1 is a dining table inspired by the Czech Cubism style of furniture design. This was an movement lead by such artists as Pavel Janák, Josef Gočár and other members of the Art Workshop of Prague (PUD) from 1911 to about 1915.

In the Cubist period the Czech artists of this group rejected the idea that, in architecture, form should follow function. Instead, they sought ideas that overpower matter. The Cubists worked to give their creations sharp and dramatic qualities, they also opposed the ornament-choked Art Nouveau style of the same period as well as the tedium of purely functional and technical forms.

Table #1's design can be separated into two harmonious parts. The frame and the top.

The frame includes the legs and the structure which carries the top. It is angular and oblique in each 'normal' plane (top, left, right) giving it a traditional cubist shape. Looking down from the top, the table divides the length and width into a 2:1 ratio.

Table #1 comes in three basic variations: Traditional, Taraire (modern), and Outdoor. In each variation the frame is the same but the shape, structure and materials of the top is different.

Table #1 (Traditional)

Table #1 (Taraire)

Beilschmiedia Tarairi - is a large forest tree with dark green, oval, leathery leaves and dark purple fruit. The smooth, dark brown bark often takes on a greyish tinge due to lichen growth. Found naturally in the northern half of New Zealand.(source Māori Dictionary)

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Table #1 (Outdoor)