2018 results

Friction Table
by Heatherwick Studio

The Friction Table uses the simple mechanical device of the lattice with precision execution to change its proportions and adapt to different spaces and functions.

The table is made from resin-infused paper, which is incredibly durable, highly sustainable and one of the few materials stable enough to achieve the level of precision required. At 1.8 metres when in its round form and 4 metres when extended to its longest ellipse, the Friction Table can seat groups of eight. The table creates real surprise as its seemingly simple form transforms in a moment like a magic trick.

Project: Friction Table
Shortlisted for: Furniture design

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