Max Hauser-trifold Table, Stool, Trestle, Plinth

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Interview with Max Hauser : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Max Hauser : The design has been inspired by Origami and the idea of creating a simple shape out of a single sheet of material. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Max Hauser : The flat piece of aluminium becomes a 3-dimensional shape by introducing structural bends. I was looking for a very robust yet beautiful and functional design. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Max Hauser : The table will be launched in the next 6 months and will be available for sale. Pre-orders will be taken at www.trifoldtable.com. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Max Hauser : I started designing this piece about 12 months ago. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Max Hauser : I am planning to produce and distribute this table in collaboration with a specialist robotic fabrication company that helped to develop the previous prototypes. My thought is to maintain this collaboration as it will showcase an innovative fabrication method that forms the spirit of the design. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Max Hauser : The table aims to please customers with a taste for modern and minimalist design who have an interest in innovation and are looking beyond the surfaces of things that surround them. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. Max Hauser : The design is unique yet simple and uncompromisingly pure in its detailing. All elements such as the fixings and feet are integrated and not introduced as an after-thought as with many other pieces of furniture. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. Max Hauser : The name Trifold contains the spirit of the design and fabrication process. All surfaces are triangles that are folded into a usable shape. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. Max Hauser : The design was developed using 3D CAD programs and numerous physical models and mock-ups made of paper and card board – an irreplaceable tool for verifying the shape, scale, stability and folding sequence. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. Max Hauser : The piece has a unique, appealing and logical design. It looks different from every view angle. It is simple yet original. .Frank Scott: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?. Max Hauser : The table has been developed in close dialogue with a robotic fabrication company specializing in folding metals with 6-axis robots. .Frank Scott: What is the role of technology in this particular design?. Max Hauser : The technology informs the shape as the folding sequence is essential for the fabrication. .Frank Scott: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?. Max Hauser : Structural calculations of the bending edges were required to evaluate the stability of the table. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. Max Hauser : Once the table had been built we received very positive feed-back from customers. I believe that it will become a popular product and that it will win further design awards in the future. .

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