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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