yiannis ghikas invisibly connects the parts of magneto table
 
yiannis ghikas invisibly connects the parts of magneto table yiannis ghikas invisibly connects the parts of magneto table
oct 29, 2013

yiannis ghikas invisibly connects the parts of magneto table

yiannis ghikas invisibly connects the parts of magneto table
image © nikos alexopoulos
all images courtesy of yiannis ghikas design

 

 

 

using the invisible power of magnets, greek designer yiannis ghikas has created the ‘magneto table’. the different components are all connected by this unusual type of structural support, creating a piece of furniture that can be assembled and disassembled without the need for extra tools. the stability of the ‘magneto table’ is ensured by placing the right parts next to each other, as well as the integrated sockets and projections that are used for its construction.

 

‘further research and experimentation on technical and aesthetic matters like the size and power of the magnets, the size of the structure, alternative shapes (triangle, rectangle, five sided polygon), and the use of different materials can lead to an expanded family of versatile products.’ says the designer.

 

 


a stable structure is created using invisible magnetic power
image © nikos alexopoulos

 

 


the separate pieces are assembled using connectors with magnets built in to them

 

 


partially assembled

 

 


the base is put together using the magnetic components

 

 


the magneto table can be assembled and disassembled without the need for extra tools

 

 


the magneto table is formed using magnets as its structural support
image © nikos alexopoulos

 

 

project info:

project assistant: giannis lampropoulos
status: work in progress
size of the prototype: d:40cm, h:43cm
material: 4mm powder coated metal sheet
photos: nikos alexopoulos

 

 

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