Dolmen tables
Table system, product, single piece
Modular tables for future shared living scenarios
Shown at Vienna Design Week (2021) (Offene Gesellschaft, Engerthstraße 124, Design in Gesellschaft), Angewandte Festival 21 (2021); to be shown at IMM Cologne 2021-2022
Photo-credits: Christoph Wimmer-Ruelland (assist. Alice Klarwein), Werkstätte Digitale Fotografie Die Angewandte
Animations and 3D-visualization: Lukas Maly
Renderings: Christoph Wimmer-Ruelland
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.