Stand table by Jakob Timpe slots
together without glue or fixings

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This collapsible table by Berlin-based designer Jakob Timpe is made from nine pieces of wood that simply slot together with no screws, glue or tools (+ slideshow).

Jakob Timpe's Stand table slots together without glue or fixings

Frustrated by having to handle a large drawing table every time the designer moved, Timpe created an easy-to-assemble trestle-style frame that can be taken apart in seconds and flat-packed for easy storage.

Jakob Timpe's Stand table slots together without glue or fixings

The underframe of the STAND table consists of four horizontal bars that pierce right through slots in the tops of the four legs. The structure is jammed together when pressure is applied by the weight of a tabletop.

Jakob Timpe's Stand table slots together without glue or fixings

"The appearance can be determined by sliding the legs along the frame," said the designer. "The table permits the legs to protrude from under the top or to disappear beneath it."

Jakob Timpe's Stand table slots together without glue or fixings

The basic STAND comes without a surface, but the designer has produced a white table top made of particle board and coated with melamin resin available.

Jakob Timpe's Stand table slots together without glue or fixings

The kit weighs just 7.5 kilograms and can support a table top between 170 by 80 centimetres and 240 by 100 centimetres.

To transport the pieces, the STAND comes with a sewn cotton case inspired by brush bags used for the storage of art supplies.

Jakob Timpe's Stand table slots together without glue or fixings

"It works as a wooden dining table, as constructional working table or as a conference table which can be set up and taken down in seconds," explained Timpe.

The trestle is made in Berlin from solid ash sourced from local forests. Each piece has not been surface treated to emphasise the natural variation in grain and colour in the wood.

Jakob Timpe's Stand table slots together without glue or fixings

"Over time, the wood will take on a natural patina," said Timpe. However, there is also a white stain finish option available.

The table is available through the young Berlin-based design brand vondingen.

  • iag

    Nice idea. Would be good to see/test stability.

  • mlk

    This is another version of a Christophe Machet’s MIPMAP table.

    • James

      On Timpe’s website it seems to say that he started producing it back in 2000.

      Not sure I like it as it’s a bit fussy but it’s quite a nice construction.