🗻 Dolmen tables, 2020-2021
Modular tables for future shared living scenarios

Shown at
Vienna Design Week 21 (Offene Gesellschaft, Engerthstraße 124, Design in Gesellschaft), Vienna, 2021

Angewandte Festival 21, Vienna, 2021
Photo credits 1 - Christoph Wimmer-Ruelland
Photo credits 2 - VIENNA DESIGN WEEK/Kollektiv Fischka/Philipp Podesser
Animations & 3D-visualization - Lukas Maly

The "Dolmen" table system is a project specially designed for shared space in co-living and co-working scenarios. The conic shapes of the three table elements encourage one to experiment with the distance to the opposite sitting person. Proximity, for example when eating, is an indicator of how familiar you are with your counterpart. The shape allows roommates and employees who are not yet familiar with each other to get closer at their own pace, both physically and emotionally. This process is thus visible on the object. In addition, the elements can also be used individually and rearranged and placed in different new constellations. The system adapts to the space and situation. There are meeting zones and rooms that from now on have to be used together without necessarily knowing the other users (well). Projects like the “Dolmen” table system help create a stage for social rapprochement and easy coexistence.

Video 1 by Lukas Maly & Christoph Wimmer-Ruelland 
Video 2 by Lukas Maly & Christoph Wimmer-Ruelland