SitTable for PROOFF | UNStudio

• October 27, 2010

SitTable, is a recent realized furniture design for PROOFF designed by Dutch firm UNStudio.

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.

Ben van Berkel

SitTable ROOFF UNStudio 1 595x395 SitTable for PROOFF | UNStudio

SitTable for PROOFF, image courtesy UNStudio

SitTable ROOFF UNStudio 2 595x395 SitTable for PROOFF | UNStudio

SitTable for PROOFF, image courtesy UNStudio

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.

SitTable ROOFF UNStudio 6 595x395 SitTable for PROOFF | UNStudio

SitTable for PROOFF, image courtesy UNStudio

SitTable ROOFF UNStudio 3 595x395 SitTable for PROOFF | UNStudio

SitTable for PROOFF, image courtesy UNStudio

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 ROOFF UNStudio 5 595x395 SitTable for PROOFF | UNStudio

SitTable for PROOFF, image courtesy UNStudio

SitTable ROOFF UNStudio 4 595x395 SitTable for PROOFF | UNStudio

SitTable for PROOFF, image courtesy 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.

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 ROOFF UNStudio Sketch 595x409 SitTable for PROOFF | UNStudio

SitTable for PROOFF, sketch courtesy UNStudio

+ Project credits / data

Client: PROOFF

Materials/dimensions:
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

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

Photography: Roel van Tour & Pim Top

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Category: Design, Furniture

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