ding3000: join table
ding3000: join table
may 12, 2011

ding3000: join table


continuing their exploration of the ancient japanese game in which three sticks are joined by a square knot – first applied in their ‘join cutlery‘ – german design studio ding3000 has pushed the concept further in the form of ‘join table’. three different cut outs, subtracted from the wooden legs fit into each other, providing structural stability without any tools, by means of the simple enigmatic principle of the slightly transformed devil’s knot. the low side table is made from  oak wood and glass and measures W75 x H40 x D75cm. ‘join table’ is being presented at ICFF new york 2011 as part of the ‘design deutschland’ exhibition.

ding3000: join table the legs are made from oak wood topped with a circular piece of glass  

ding3000: join table

ding3000: join table three different cut outs are the core of the joining principle of ‘join table’

ding3000: join table

ding3000: join table close up of the knot


ding3000: join table 

ding3000: join table



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.

  • i like the puzzle crossed joint, but i wold like to see a better link between the wood and the glass, not just on top. there should be a specific place to place it.

  • @ad, i think it’s not. lay glass plates on crossed wood is realy nothing new. i like the idea with the puzzle. but your link is also not bad.

  • a clumsy re-appropriation of Tomek Archer’s Campfire table


  • clever joint; but ugly lump of a table
    surely the joint could used for something more sympatico

  • excelente!


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