‘min 2’ table
- architects: Przemo Łukasik, Tomasz Majewski, Wojciech Rutkowski, Lukasz Zagała
- project date: 2003
- awards: 3rd prize and honourable mention of 2+3D quaterly at 5th biennial of design art in milan
- dimensions: 700mm x 130mm
- material used: plastic
A table is one of the most useful and ubiquitous things in the world of humankind. Its essence is based on its form; plate spread between a group of people fitting their anatomical body positions. The plate stress the relation; contact and separation. It also encourages daily activities; work and pleasure.
For many generations, vision of table has been passed on invariably. The diversity of materials used for building tables only influenced the esthetic point of view. Deeply rooted in constantly changing people minds, table image has had a less chance to develop; table top and four legs.
By analyzing the relation between the community of people and the table, we can perceive a slight change through time. In the past, strong family traditions helped to cultivate valuable customs. Family members used to start their day by sitting together at the big table to have breakfast.
On the same day, they finished they day together at the diner table exchanging they impressions of that day. The table used to be undoubtedly a tool connecting a group of people.
Nowadays however, the increasingly fast speed of life has caused people to neglect those gone family values and activities, which were favored by the table. In conclusion, table possess contemporary form unlike to its soul which is archaic.
Min 2 is mean for minimum of two people. Its idea is to counteract the negative situation of one lonely person siting at a table. The form creation method relies on the designing of common plate placed on the legs of sitting people. Its shape allows a maximum of four sits. The simple functional mode makes it impossible to take place alone. Min 2 teaches good manners, eases shyness and promotes cooperation. It can be used to consume light meal, to have a coffee or it can be used as a game table.
The combination of its cheep and simple production process with innovative features could guarantee its market success of this table.