To create a table called the Phantom, authors have inspired a unique form of an Italian sculptor, painter and theorist of Futurism Umberto Boccioni and iconic images of the developing dress Marilyn Monroe.
An elegant snow-white “tablecloth” Phantom, which is about to soar into the air – the work of professionals well known to us German architectural studio Graft Architects. It seems that under it was the missing table covered with a magician. However, the fragility and ephemeral nature of this unusual object is deceptive. Snow-white table is very solid and stable structure, characteristics of which were amply demonstrated in numerous exhibitions.
Phantom captures the linen cloth in one of the moments of its movement. The idea of design is to shift attention from the object as a table for people sitting around him. This model demonstrates the possibility of absence of object for generating the relevant activities, in this case – the table that generated the shape of the tablecloth.
This notion of contradictions in which the design is trying to express the lack of design. By directing the audience’s attention on the activity around him, a table, a phantom, however, has a dynamic and playful form.
“Tablecloth” is devoid of structural support. Instead, it becomes a self-contained structure. This interpretation of mass and space through the negation of gravity creates an expressive manifestation of its own forms and emphasizes its volatility. Completed table Phantom of the composite fiber – high-modern material whose thickness was only 6 mm.
Creativity of authors of the project can be found on the official website of the architectural studio with offices in Berlin, Los Angeles and Beijing: http://www.graftlab.com/