Kram/Weisshaar, Clemens Weisshaar, and Reed Kram, , Christoph Weisshaar

Breeding Tables #1172 & #1199

2007

Medium
Powder coated steel and chrome plated glass
Dimensions
.1: 29 1/8 x 102 x 37 3/8" (74 x 259.1 x 95 cm) .2: 29 1/8 x 70 7/8 x 31 1/2" (74 x 180 x 80 cm)
Credit
Gift of the designers
Object number
1784.2008.1-2
Department
Architecture and Design
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To design these tables, Kram and the Weisshaars created an algorithm that takes into consideration constraints such as size, weight, and tabletop height, then let a computer imagine hundreds of configurations. The designers selected some of the most elegant solutions, then the tables’ legs and cross braces were laser cut from from sheets of steel, complete with engraved instructions for assembly by bending machine.

Gallery label from Rough Cut: Design Takes a Sharp Edge, November 26, 2008–October 12, 2009

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