alain gilles reveals technical system in extendable tracks table
 
alain gilles reveals technical system in extendable tracks table
may 06, 2014

alain gilles reveals technical system in extendable tracks table

alain gilles reveals technical system in extendable tracks table
all images courtesy of alain gilles

 

 

 

the ‘tracks’ table designed by alain gilles for italian company bonaldo is an extendable piece of furniture that reveals its technical system. a layering of different materials highlights the movement of the glass table top, which can easily slide out to accommodate for more people. two parallel axes act as a path for the extensions, just like the tracks for a train. constructed from oak wood in light and dark shades, or with an anthracite finish, a clear or smoked glass surface is placed over the pull system.

 

‘the table is also a discussion between visibility and invisibility, weight and weightlessness, cold and warm with the use of a combination of very different materials that convey different and contrasted feelings’, says alain gilles.

 

alain gilles reveals technical system in extendable tracks table
the tracks table extended

 

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layering of different materials

 

alain gilles reveals technical system in extendable tracks table
anthracite version of the tracks table

 

alain gilles reveals technical system in extendable tracks table
elements of visibility and invisibility are combined

 

alain gilles reveals technical system in extendable tracks table
the extension process is treated as a graphical movement

 

alain gilles reveals technical system in extendable tracks table
special customized version that refers to train tracks crossing and circus imagery

 

alain gilles reveals technical system in extendable tracks table
red and white stripes

 

alain gilles reveals technical system in extendable tracks table
customized version

 

 

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