KiBiSi's Xtable is adjusted by hand crank
KiBiSi's Xtable is adjusted by hand crank
oct 30, 2012

KiBiSi's Xtable is adjusted by hand crank

KiBiSi’s Xtable is adjusted by hand crank





using kinetic power instead of electricity, the height of ‘Xtable’ is adjusted manually via a hand crank saving energy and keeping users active. developed by danish interdisciplinary studio KiBiSi for furniture brand holmris, the technical features of the design are all integrated within its table top. the folding X component which aids in extending and collapsing the desk’s height is based-off mechanical principals typically used in carjacks and ironing boards, making it easy to accommodate various working positions. ‘Xtable’ is accompanied by an storage box unit which moves on wheels, allowing one to put unnecessary items not in use, out of the way.

KiBiSi's Xtable is adjusted by hand crank the table’s height is adjusted using a hand crank based on the mechanism principals of car jacks


kibisi xtable designboom view of the table’s underside where all of the technical components are housed


kibisi xtable designboom


KiBiSi's Xtable is adjusted by hand crank possible work situation


KiBiSi's Xtable is adjusted by hand crank


KiBiSi's Xtable is adjusted by hand crank an optional storage box accompanies the design for keeping unnecessary items out of the way and the work space tidy

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