Melbourne-based designer Josh Carmody has designed a system of clamps that can connect architects and designers' unwanted material samples to create tables.
Called the Remnants table series, Carmody's design system comprises timber table legs fitted with circular brass clamps for fixing a table top.
The clamps can hold materials up to 30 milimetres thick allowing users to select their own tabletop surface from materials that they already have.
The versatile leg clamps can securely join together several different materials into numerous desired configuration. Numerous clamps can be combined with materials to form large tables, or a single leg and clamp can be used to form a side table.
Carmody told Dezeen that he created the table with architects and interior designers in mind, and in particular, the stone, tile and timber samples that are typically gathering dust in their studio libraries.
"The Remnants table series identifies the design studio libraries as an overlooked material source for furniture," explained Carmody.
"Every design studio has a material samples library, which often store hundreds of beautifully finished stone samples that regularly get thrown away."
"In response to this waste cycle, I designed this versatile hardware system, in the hopes of facilitating a process of reusing these waste materials in creation of luxurious yet sustainable furniture pieces," he continued.
The design, which is made in Melbourne, was first debuted in Milan in 2017.
Most recently, it won the Object category at the INDE. Awards – a ceremony that recognises the most progressive buildings, spaces, objects, proposals and people from across the Asia Pacific region.
In 2015, Spanish designers Maria Roca and Erika Biarnes debuted a removable leg module that allows customers to turn almost any flat surface into a tabletop, while in 2009 Kingston University graduate Ryan Sorrell designed a set of table legs that can be clamped onto the corners of varying thicknesses of board to form a table.