Piet Hein Eek - Height Adjustable Table - 2014
Built entirely out of oak, this manually adjustable table features interlocking beams that house a spindle, adjusted by brass accents. The act of marrying two interlocking organic materials with a mechanical component proved difficult, with tolerances and joining elements requiring constant iteration. The project consisted of design adjustments based on original drawings as well as the entire construction.
Details were worked on pen and paper in collaboration with resident carpenters and fabricators. Drawings were taken into CAD to determine tolerances before heading straight onto the machines.
All joinery was achieved through both static and dovetail joints, aside from the table top which was assembled using tongue and groove joinery.
Brass elements were used to both hide the spindle element as well as create the folding handle. Both featured the Piet Hein Eek Logo.