+ table series by fraaiheid
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mar 17, 2013
+ table series by fraaiheid


 

the ‘+++table’ – the largest version of the series composed of three worktop panels

 

 

fraaiheid is an amsterdam-based brand led by three architects: daniel aw, sjoerd schaapveld and rikjan scholten.
their first product to go to market is the ‘+table’ series, which was developed from their working experience in dutch construction
and their desire to make innovative products which easily appeal to a public who wants to add a little bit of fraaiheid-’beauty’ in dutch)-
to their lives. with the +table they created a design table for a non-design price that can be put together in three minutes.

 

it is made from a single sheet of CNC-cut laminated birch plywood which is finished with a layer of coloured hpl (high pressure laminate) for extra protection. 
assembled without the requirement of any other material or tool at all, just three minutes of old-fashioned manual labour by the consumer
to construct it.

 

the ‘+table’ gets its name from the cross-shaped joints visible in its table top. these are the result of the way the different parts
of the base are put together, clearly showing the construction method of the design. if the joints are looked at closely,
the essence of the used material emerges, the layers of the wood becoming visible. the ‘+ table’ is available in four sizes
and comes in a variety of colours.

 

 


the ‘+++table’ which is constructed using no additional tools

 

 


detail of the way in which the ‘+table’ slots together

 

 


top view of the corner ‘+’ detail


‘+++table’ in black

 


‘++table’


‘+table’

 

 


the ‘+/-table’ series

 

 


‘+table’ collection

 

 


exploded view of the ‘+++table’


layout of the ‘+++table’ parts which is cut from a single piece of plywood

 

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