SitTable by UNStudio for Prooff


SitTable by UNStudio

At Interieur 2010 in Kortrijk this week Amsterdam architects UNStudio present a set of two tables that incorporate upholstered seats.

SitTable by UNStudio

Called SitTable, the design for Dutch brand Prooff comes in oak with one seat or a longer version in white with two seats.

SitTable by UNStudio

The slab-like tops are supported by a network of steel rods.

SitTable by UNStudio

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Photographs are by Roel van Tour and Pim Top.

Here are some more details from UNStudio:

SitTable , PROOFF, 2010

Sit down, sit up, lounge, hang, repose, move, work, read, consult or relax. Alone or together.

People communicate in a variety of ways. The design for the SitTable caters to the needs of these divergent varieties. It allows for the table to become a thinking place as well as a social meeting ground, whilst offering a diversity of options for functionality.

It may become a quiet reading table found in a library, or a work and relaxation place located in an airport lounge. It could simply be used in a waiting room, in a front office or in a school. It may also act as a meeting space for exhibitions or in shops. Whichever role it fills, everyone is given the opportunity to discover their own practical use for the SitTable. It is designed to serve one's own intended purpose for functionality and arrangement.

SitTable by UNStudio

The hybrid form of the SitTable combines two pieces of multi-functional furniture, offering a variety of space-creating authority to the user. Numerous tasks can be carried out simultaneously at the SitTable - both solitary and social, or a combination of the two.

Ben van Berkel: “The SitTable is designed for the various ways in which people communicate. Through a cross combination of usage possibilities, it extends the traditional role of the table as a social meeting place.”

SitTable by UNStudio

UNStudio has long been interested in hybrid forms of all scales, from large scale mixed-use urban projects through to programmatic and volumetric transitions in public buildings and private residences. A similar approach is often taken to products designed by the studio, where hybridisation offers increased performance potential to a wide variety of users. The SitTable is a new addition to this family of designs.

SitTable by UNStudio

Client: PROOFF

SitTable Type 1 (pictured):
tabletop: wood veneer, dark oak A32 - Morado
fabric seat: Divina 462 ( mustard yellow )
frame: steel C3, Anthraciet Grey
l x w x h: 3800 x 1750 x 750mm.

SitTable Type 2 (pictured):
tabletop: white HPL, white veneer
fabric seat: Divina 692 ( purple )
frame: steel C3, Anthraciet Grey
l x w x h: 5450 x 1750 x 750mm.

UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos with Juergen Heinzel, William de Boer and Machteld Kors, Martijn Prins, Daniela Hake

Prooff - Leo Schouten, Tim Orriens, Antoinette Veneman
The SitTable is produced by Arco Contemporary Furniture/ Arco - Jorre van Ast, Roelof Janssen

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Posted on Monday October 18th 2010 at 5:00 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • BIG

    you are the best in architecture not furniture

  • Walter M.

    this a lot of 'design jazz' for a meeting table that includes a meeting niche in trendy colors.

    (some architects like to remind people how gifted they are by producing a child like concept sketch followed by a major pile intellectual doodoo. in the end, less is more in the creative realm. for, brilliance lies in reserved execution.)

  • Interesting. It has something abstract but i'm not sure. :P

  • Made by ARCO :-)

  • Gravy

    A great example of combining two useful objects into one useless object.

  • I quite like the concept and execution but not too sure on the practicality – the netowrk of legs underneath looks over-engineered at the expense of being able to comfortably fit your legs underneath the table. A pretty serious design flaw if this is the case!

  • reinierdejong

    Now in case this is intended as functional furniture then seperate tables would be much better if you would want to sit individually. If you would want to sit down with a group, the integrated seats are quite silly. So it doesn't work either way. And non functional furniture can be wonderful, only as long as it's innovative or at least it looks great.

  • Laurent

    i really don't get it, seen it in real life and still find it completely useless

  • producto

    Finally a step in a different approach on furniture!
    Love it!