Manufacturer: self-produced prototypes
Materials: walnut veneer, plywood, aluminum, machine screws
Robertson machine screws are meticulously arranged into three effective bowl shapes, each being permanently fixed to their base counterparts. It is here where the screw, perhaps the definitive object of utility, is transformed into something elegant and impulsive; a far stretch from the original purpose of these fasteners. Now these tightly-knit arrays of screws are given the task of holding your everyday objects, but also content being left untouched or just simply observed.
The prototypes are made with walnut veneer and plywood. for the table tops, the process begins by machining aluminum plates on a five-axis CNC mill. The machine drills and threads the holes within the intricate pattern with impressive accuracy. To finish the job, hundreds of Robertson head machine screws are carefully put in place by hand, and then painted with a durable powder-coated finish.
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