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May 9, 2008

Piggyback Table(s) — by Thomas Heatherwick

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From dezeen:

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"Magis asked Heatherwick to design a dividable domestic table and 'the result was a table which literally "piggybacks" its twin,' according to Heatherwick’s studio.

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"A grove and slot system has been designed so that when the two tables are on top of each other they seem to fuse to create a single table."

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From Paul Goldberger's article about Heatherwick in the May 12, 2008 New Yorker:

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"The studio recently completed a prototype for an expandable dining table consisting of two nearly identical tables that slot on top of each other —Heatherwick dubbed the design 'Piggyback.'

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"The legs of the top table slide so neatly over those of the bottom one that the joined tables look like a single piece of furniture. When you want a bigger table, you lift the top table off, and the result is two tables with thinner legs and thinner tops.

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"It is an enticing piece, possessing, like much of Heatherwick’s work, both the wit of an epigram and the conceptual elegance of a mathematical proof."


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