From a Concept to the Understanding of Materials
Align was an exercise in developing a simple concept and executing it into a high fidelity model.
How can a side table align to the seating?
Simplifying the Table Leg
WOODWORKING AND METALWORKING
This project was focused on teaching wood lamination and metal welding techniques. Align demonstrated an understanding of these materials and their incorporation into a unified design language.
A NEW APPROACH TO DESIGN
When ideating for Align, I thought about the essence of a table, simply an elevated surface. How could I achieve that goal while designing the base in a new way — one that harmonized the wood and metal components?
Align was my solution to this design challenge. It showcases a stained white oak exterior and a welded steel leg. It aligns perfectly to the side of a couch or lounge chair and allows space for everyday items.