4mm

Designer Studiocharlie

Produced by Boffi - www.boffi.it

Anno 2007

Materials stainless steel

Size variable

The 4millimetri table is made of a 4 mm thick steel sheet using lasercut technology and folds. The table is traced on to a 4 mm thick steel sheet. It becomes three-dimensional with folds that define the legs, the feet and the structural reinforcements. The table has a strong graphic image. It seems as light as a folded sheet of paper but is as robust as the steel with which it is built. Volumes are suggested by surfaces and surfaces are defined by a line that draws the object. The volumes that can be seen from the front reveal a more subtle nature when observed in a more lateral perspective. The short side of the table is solely defined by the width of the steel sheet. The long side shows the folded surfaces that give structure to the sheet. The horizontal and vertical elements – traditionally divided between top and legs – are redefined in a continuous dialogue. Indeed, the legs become part of the top, and the top folded into a U shape becomes more vertical, underlining the structural and material continuity between the two dimensions. Two cuts are made on the surface to create sections in the top, accentuating the table’s lightness.The 4millimetri table is produced in the base versions of 75 x 100/150/200 cm, 138 x 150 cm and 120 x 120 cm; these base versions are expandable lengthways using one or more additional modules of different lenght, composed by a T couple of legs and a plane. The table is sold painted white, black or steel.

Photocredit: Archivio Boffi, ph. Tommaso Sartori