ZigZag Occasional Tables

Zigzag occasional tables are designed to create a bold graphic zigzag image that blends from light to dark. The tabletop forms a design which allows light to cast shadow beneath the table.

Below shows some of the technical side to the design process, the table is designed in three sizes ranging from 90cm to 65cm.

 The tabletop is cut from one sheet of grey and one sheet of clear 10 mm glass and it takes several hours to cut the individual strands needed to create each tabletop.

The tabletop is cut from one sheet of grey and one sheet of clear 10 mm glass and it takes several hours to cut the individual strands needed to create each tabletop.

 These images follow the current theme of optical illusion, using digital drawings which are converted into a CAD program for a waterjet cutter to follow.

These images follow the current theme of optical illusion, using digital drawings which are converted into a CAD program for a waterjet cutter to follow.

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The machine uses a fine jet of high-pressured water mixed with garnet sand, to enable cutting through glass, metal, wood, plastic in fact, almost any material required to complete the piece.

This video shows the slow process of the water jet cutter cutting through 10mm CrystalClear float glass the process with take over 5 hours to cut half the parts needed form the tabletop.

This is repeated once again in the Steel Grey glass sheet and has taken all day to cut and lightly clean.

Once cleaned from the garnet sand the individual pieces are pack into travel containers ready to travel back to Cumbria, where the individual pieces can be fused together.

 Once the strands are cut they are cleaned and laid onto a ceramic kiln shelf. The glass kiln is then fired to temperatures of around 800°C to fuse the individual strands together to form the glass tabletop.

Once the strands are cut they are cleaned and laid onto a ceramic kiln shelf. The glass kiln is then fired to temperatures of around 800°C to fuse the individual strands together to form the glass tabletop.

 This creates a transparent sheet, the edges of which are polished using diamond tools before a penultimate process of industrial laminating to comply with British Standards.

This creates a transparent sheet, the edges of which are polished using diamond tools before a penultimate process of industrial laminating to comply with British Standards.

 Once laminated the transparent glass sheet is placed into an engineered stainless steel box section frame, which is crafted by a skilled metal worker to give the table its final structure. The final process is to enhance the surface with a soft, satin finish to form the completed functional table: a breathtaking, provocative piece.

Once laminated the transparent glass sheet is placed into an engineered stainless steel box section frame, which is crafted by a skilled metal worker to give the table its final structure. The final process is to enhance the surface with a soft, satin finish to form the completed functional table: a breathtaking, provocative piece.

Framework for Zigzag tabletop, made from 20 mm box sections stainless steel, and 20 mm angle bar, all metal work was completed by Neil Ivisona very talented metalworker. So pleased with the end result. The frames still need to little bit of work to the surface, which I intend to sandblast to give a satin finish.

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Design One size 65 cm x 65 cm x 30 cm hight

Design two size 65 cm x 65 cm x 50 cm high

Design three size 90 cm x 90 cm 25 cm high

On dispaly this September 22 to 25th at design junction kings cross