'Parameter' Table

MULTIFUNCTIONAL – CUSTOMISABLE TABLE FOR MODERN WORKSPACES

The project

To design a multifunctional table that can be easily customised to individual users’ needs (using an online interface as product configurator) and manufactured on demand via local manufacturers, wasteful overproduction will be eliminated, and materials will only be used when products are needed. Following the principles of ‘Design for Disassembly’, the table not only solves logistical transport problems but is also easy to recycle and/or re-manufacture the unnecessary pieces helping to build a new economy based on fair distribution of value (Open manufacturing). 

Paolo de Jesus (Germany)

Berlin based product and furniture designer. He offers bespoke design, product development and visualisation services for private clients, interior designers, design agencies, architects and start-ups. He has previously worked as the Head of Production at David Gill Gallery and was a founding director of design and manufacturing consultancy – ‘We Make Extraordinary Objects’. He has now setup ‘Process & Intent’. 

Shapediver (Austria)

Online platform specialising in parametric 3D. Their technology is mainly applied to the creation of product configurators across different industries that can be integrated into almost any website. Their motivation is to bring parametric modelling to the web, and to make it a smooth, convenient and exciting experience for both designers and viewers. They want to offer the flexibility of mass customisation to every company, in a simple web browser. 

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STORYTELLING

THE IDEA:

The idea for this table came to me when I had just first moved to Berlin with my girlfriend. We had just moved into her old flat which was on the 4th floor of an 1950’s apartment block in Kreuzberg. As we had been living on my canal boat in London, we didn’t have that much furniture to begin with.
We needed a new table for our living room that would be large enough for us to invite people around to entertain as well as serve as a table from which we could both work. So I decided to take this opportunity to learn a new design software program that utilised parametric design to produce us our own bespoke table that would suit our needs.
We wanted a large table that we could spread out and work from, but it also needed to be flat packable so that I could carry it up by myself 4 flights of stairs. I also didn’t have a workshop or space to build the table so it needed to be able to be cut using local CNC fabricators.

THE BIRTH OF THE PROJECT:

This personal need for a custom bespoke table in conjunction with the need to manufacture it flatpack with local CNC fabricators was how the project was born. More and more people are working from home (especially now after the Corona Virus situation). A cursory look into market research found that:
– The rise of telecommuting is driving the demand for home office furniture.
– Multifunctional, versatile furniture is gaining popularity
– Online is a fast growing channel in developing markets
– Demand for luxury furniture is increasing
– More furniture vendors are choosing to be Green

My interest in the themes of mass customisation, decentralised local manufacture and sustainable design and economic development also coalesced to be embodied in this single project.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS:

After learning the basics of Fusion 360, I realised the value of designing parametrically, which allows one to change parameters of a design easily without having to redraw if a change needs to be made. I then had to figure out how to design a large 2m long table to be flat- packed to carry up 4 flights of stairs single headedly.
This was resolved by splitting the tabletop into 4 quarters, this effectively makes the package to be carried 75% smaller in footprint easing the burden on transport & delivery.
The result is a very customisable and adaptable table that allows for different sizes, shapes and leg configurations.
Tisch 01 is also a table that you can pack and take with you when you move and is also able to be disassembled for recycling after use.

THE COLLABORATION:

After I had come up with the design of the table and made an initial prototype, I then needed to find a partner that could help me with creating an online configurator. I came across Shapediver and found the perfect partner as their platform technology provided exactly this functionality. Without their expertise and knowledge, I wouldn’t have been able to take the idea further to develop the configurator component of the project. They were also very keen to help and showcase more use-case scenarios for their platform.

THE FUTURE:

After I had come up with the design of the table and made an initial prototype, I then needed to find a partner that could help me with creating an online configurator. I came across Shapediver and found the perfect partner as their platform technology provided exactly this functionality. Without their expertise and knowledge, I wouldn’t have been able to take the idea further to develop the configurator component of the project. They were also very keen to help and showcase more use-case scenarios for their platform.

THE MESSAGE:

Overall, the collaborations that the Worth Partnership Project has afforded, have been immensely fruitful, and have allowed me to develop ideas that I would not have been able to develop, had it not been for the partnerships created and the funding help from Worth.

PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS

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The vase

Lumimóza

Lumimóza

3D metal panels

3D metal panels

Thinking Woman’s Chair

Thinking Woman’s Chair

Aeras-x Seat for Drone Taxis

Aeras-x Seat for Drone Taxis

The Vegan Sheep

The Vegan Sheep

Loom-State

Loom-State

Common Sands 2.0

Common Sands 2.0

Maretech

Maretech

Minois

Minois

STEM a garment production brand

STEM a garment production brand

Storytelling Garment Project

Storytelling Garment Project

Mapu Preto

Mapu Preto

Minta

Minta

NO/thing

NO/thing

Modifiable Vegan Bag Collection

Modifiable Vegan Bag Collection

In the Circle

In the Circle

Clotho

Clotho

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed

Vibro-Tactile Textiles

Vibro-Tactile Textiles

LÈBIU – let’s CORK it

LÈBIU – let’s CORK it

WeAr Design

WeAr Design

Freskos

Freskos

ALMA

ALMA

Bubble Façade

Bubble Façade

Crossing Parallels

Crossing Parallels

EnaOna

EnaOna

SEISMIC GARMENT

SEISMIC GARMENT

Rethinking the Bra

Rethinking the Bra

Kinematic handbag by RMATURA

Kinematic handbag by RMATURA

Nova Underwear

Nova Underwear

BioChromatic

BioChromatic

Dimmenso

Dimmenso

Beaggie

Beaggie

Ignorance is Bliss Carpet Collection

Ignorance is Bliss Carpet Collection

WE ARE NOT IN THIS ALONE

WE ARE NOT IN THIS ALONE

H|H

H|H

Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collection

Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collection

Edge Chair

Edge Chair

Marbled Salts

Marbled Salts

Moseanic

Moseanic

Kombucha TSUGI

Kombucha TSUGI

LiLO

LiLO

The Eastern Side of Riviera

The Eastern Side of Riviera

Future Wardrobe

Future Wardrobe

Ventri

Ventri

FreyZein

FreyZein

SILENCIO

SILENCIO

Re-Print Ceramics

Re-Print Ceramics

Vivid

Vivid

A Phyne Bomber Jacket

A Phyne Bomber Jacket

Burning For

Burning For

Circular workwear collection

Circular workwear collection

Recontile

Recontile

Fashion Colada

Fashion Colada

SCALA

SCALA

New Matters

New Matters

Not 2 Forget

Not 2 Forget

Agogic – Be prepared for more

Agogic – Be prepared for more

SMARTCOAT with ETHICS

SMARTCOAT with ETHICS

Mocha Split

Mocha Split

Reframd

Reframd

Zerobarracento

Zerobarracento

ALLCA Disruptive Rugs

ALLCA Disruptive Rugs

Wearable Play

Wearable Play

Wear-Abouts Baltic Sea

Wear-Abouts Baltic Sea

Gelatex x NO/AN

Gelatex x NO/AN

Luxury Bag Collection

Luxury Bag Collection

Amalgama

Amalgama

TTorch

TTorch

From the ground

From the ground

Biolea

Biolea

Ultra

Ultra

Capsule coat project

Capsule coat project

Mayya x WORTH

Mayya x WORTH

The Space in Between

The Space in Between

Rustic Wool Robotuft

Rustic Wool Robotuft

Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!

Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!

Fish_Fish

Fish_Fish

Common Sands

Common Sands

UCQC Inclusive

UCQC Inclusive

Gabriella Veszpremi X Inpelsa

Gabriella Veszpremi X Inpelsa

Mowo

Mowo

i-Morfé

i-Morfé

Iguaneye

Iguaneye

Ruumy

Ruumy

Fugazi Fugazi

Fugazi Fugazi

Serisole

Serisole

Hi-LAMP

Hi-LAMP

Lucid

Lucid

Senss

Senss

Walkytalkies

Walkytalkies

Sole sustainability

Sole sustainability

A Warm, Light, Luxurious, Sustainable Cloak

A Warm, Light, Luxurious, Sustainable Cloak

Spell My Name

Spell My Name

The “Bib” chair

The “Bib” chair

Materia Bruta

Materia Bruta

Planned Space Pooling

Planned Space Pooling

3D knitwear on demand

3D knitwear on demand

Lit Lace Interface

Lit Lace Interface

iluTex

iluTex

Sukka 

Sukka 

PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

Unmoist Raincoat

Unmoist Raincoat

IOT Jacket & Robot

IOT Jacket & Robot

Stars Collection

Stars Collection

Words that shimmer

Words that shimmer

Persona

Persona

PULSAR

PULSAR

Identity 560

Identity 560

Øjenfryd

Øjenfryd

The Ghost Bag

The Ghost Bag

Diluci bags

Diluci bags

M2M furniture (Made 2 Measure Furniture)

M2M furniture (Made 2 Measure Furniture)

Myhand Prosthetic Socket

Myhand Prosthetic Socket

Oceanwear

Oceanwear

t-Studio – 3D fashion design network

t-Studio – 3D fashion design network

Curve

Curve

Multifunctional Textiles

Multifunctional Textiles

Fashion Designing in an Inclusive World

Fashion Designing in an Inclusive World

‘Parameter’ Table

‘Parameter’ Table

Occay

Occay

KICS

KICS

ERGOVI – healthy multiposture chair

ERGOVI – healthy multiposture chair

PreemieCme

PreemieCme

Circular Bags

Circular Bags

Clayer

Clayer

Lulu V2

Lulu V2

Fishskinlab

Fishskinlab

Dynaback

Dynaback

Esther Hates PVC

Esther Hates PVC

Gardin

Gardin

Foldable High Heels

Foldable High Heels

Sustainable Acoustic Panels

Sustainable Acoustic Panels

Edbora Collection

Edbora Collection

Smart Heated Vest

Smart Heated Vest

ACDL Artisan Chausseur Design Lab

ACDL Artisan Chausseur Design Lab

Smart Life Jacket In Watersport

Smart Life Jacket In Watersport

Fragments Garments

Fragments Garments

Hollow: A Lie Story

Hollow: A Lie Story

FWN: Family Wear Nature

FWN: Family Wear Nature

Himaero “The Emotional Jewel”

Himaero “The Emotional Jewel”

Spellbound

Spellbound

Wear Pure

Wear Pure

Connextyle

Connextyle

Unlimited in 1

Unlimited in 1

Paramatrix

Paramatrix

Feel More Knitwear

Feel More Knitwear

Skarabeos 2

Skarabeos 2

Twill

Twill

Fashionable Wearable Camera Accessory

Fashionable Wearable Camera Accessory

‘Margarete’ – Cork Task Chair

‘Margarete’ – Cork Task Chair