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"Good design means that anything
which is good by itself
will go with other things."

—Jens Risom

Furnishings

SEVEN-UP TABLES [RD]
Designer-Developed Prototypes / Ltd. Production
Seven-up base component table system (Reconfigurable)
San Francisco, CA
2001

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RECOMBINANT SEATING [RD]
Privately Commissioned / Exhibited Variation
Mutable modular table-seating system
San Francisco, CA
2001

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Materials: Aluminum, stainless steel, Plyboo™, glass, Knoll Una™ fabric (Suzanne Tick Design ©1999), Novasuede™, silicon, fiberglass, closed cell foam.

Exhibited Prototype Size: D 104" x L 169" x H 40".

This grouping of three distinct design projects illustrates the way the recombination of repeating components changes both the form and function of the space surrounding the composition. "Recombinant seating" deliberately challenges the limitations of furniture design by serving as a distinct architectural element that directly informs the room it inhabits. Included in its construction are two Scissor Tables, one Seven Upright Table, and a private commission called "Ron and Charlie's Breakfast Room." The L-shaped configuration and tilting lounge backs allow a couple to sit formally or informally, and continues the theme of modular adaptability first introduced by the Scissor and Seven Upright Tables. This combination is one of many possible variations that expresses my deliberate tendency to blur the language of conventional architectural space through ambiguous hybrid programming.

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TRESTLE TABLES [IOOA]
Designer-Developed Prototypes / Ltd. Production
Expandable Trestle Table system
San Francisco, CA
1995

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Materials: Cast aluminium legs, stainless steel tie rods, sandblasted glass
Three upright with display cartouche and glass table top

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ADJUSTABLE SCISSOR TABLES [IOOA / RD]
Designer-Developed Prototypes / Ltd. Production
Adjustable height folding table system
San Francisco, CA
1993

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Materials: Solid maple, stainless steel tie rods, aluminum, composite top with wood veneer.
The Scissor Table synthesizes many uses into one site responsive table. This simple mutable table is designed to blur the conventional boundaries of living and working spaces. Its height articulates between 18" and 30" to serve as either a low coffee or cocktail table, a working computer or game table, or a full height dining or writing table.

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EARLY SCISSOR TABLES [IOOA / RD]
Designer-Developed Prototypes / One-off
Collapsable / Expandable table system
San Francisco, CA
1991

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ONE-OFF FURNISHING [IOOA / RD]
Designer-Developed Prototypes / One-off
Various one-of-a-kind furnishings
San Francisco, CA
1986

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Materials: Maple wood legs, Hot-rolled steel, stainless steel, gum rubber, plumbing hardware

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TWO-LEGGED TABLES [IOOA]
Designer-Developed Prototypes / Ltd. Production
Wall-dependent easel & display table system
San Francisco, CA
1984

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CONCRETE TABLES [IOOA / RD]
Designer-Developed Prototypes / Ltd. Production
Cast-concrete table base system
San Francisco, CA
1983

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