Temple Side Tables

Temple side tables were created while exploring the philosophy of monumentality and how historical forms were influenced by the lifestyle of the era. They are inspired by the tectonics of the ancient Greek/Roman temple architecture

Temple tables are made jointly by digital manufacturing and traditional wood working. Using digital tools for the design of the top parts and CNC milling them provided faster manufacturing and more flexible form selection process. Legs are made with traditional ways in the wood workshop. Two different colors of wood are used for the legs and the top to create a contrast and emphasise the different processes of making.

August, 2019

ETH Zürich Raplab / self-initiated project

Dimensions/ w55 x d45 x h44 cm

Materials/ Beech and African walnut