1×3 Coffee Table

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Designed by Petar Zaharinov, Sofia, Bulgaria. It is the Platinum A’ Design Award Winner, 2010 – 2011.

1×3 is inspired by so called burr puzzles. They are type of mechanical puzzles where all parts are interlocked and stay together without any fixtures. I found them suitable for utilization.

I wanted to achieve what I call “sophistication free” design. It means a design that can be produced easily and is made of very simple elements and traditional materials. The production in general is getting more and more hi-tech, the details more and more complicated and specific for each manufacturer. I think there is still space for movement in the opposite direction!

The table is already a product with a special reusable bag, assembly manual etc. I will probably try to use its interlocking principle for other applications.