1971, the Netherlands
As an architect and industrial designer, I studied the work of Buckminster Fuller and of his apprentice Kenneth Snelson (Needle Tower Korller Muller) in depth in the seventies.
Inspired by their ground-breaking work, I designed a number of coffee tables in accordance with the rules that apply to tensegrity systems, besides works of art. A series of ten of these tables was manufactured under my supervision in 1971 at Bennis Aluminium B.V. in Arnhem (the Netherlands). Most of which are owned by fellow designers. I would now like to sell one of the two copies that I still own myself. The table consists of a glass tabletop which measures 1000 x 1400 x 10 mm; the table height is 400 mm. The supportive frame is composed of nine natural anodised aluminium tubes with a diameter of 32 mm. The pretension is divided over 32 stainless steel cables with a diameter of 3 mm.
There is a cylindrical tension mechanism for the cables inside the tubes, which received the necessary pretension using of a tubular box spanner no. 13. Both the supportive construction as the glass tabletop show some signs of wear.
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