infinitum table's luminous surface encourages tidiness
infinitum table's luminous surface encourages tidiness infinitum table's luminous surface encourages tidiness
feb 21, 2015

infinitum table's luminous surface encourages tidiness

infinitum table’s luminous surface encourages tidiness
images courtesy of louise-ann van ‘t riet




tasked to design an object that required arduino (an open source electronics platform) to function, and included an on/off switch new york-based designer lousie-anne van ‘t riet has created ‘infinitum’. the table serves as a reminder to the notoriously untidy, lighting up when objects are placed on it, and giving people a backdrop to their objects. simultaneously, the surface also encourages them to clean up before they leave, since any item on the tabletop prevents it from turning off.

reflected light causes the illusion of an infinite tunnel

the piezo sensor only activates when another object is placed on the table



infinity mirror table 1
video courtesy of louise-anne van’t riet

light makes a beautiful backdrop against whatever is placed on the surface

LED lights can be changed to create warmer, or lighter, hues of color



infinity mirror table 2
video courtesy of louise-anne van’t riet

one-way plexiglass reflects LED light to create a sense of depth

internal structure of infinitum

riet chisels a piece of plywood after a CNC router cuts shapes

process and assembly of infinitum

machining external metal to wrap around wood

gluing structure

assembling infinitum


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