Rami Side Table (Carbon)

Side Table,  carbon fibre, table top D60cm, base L35cmX W35cm x H45cm, 2013

“Rami” which means “tree branches” in Latin, derived from artist’s research on “Non Directional Spatial Skeleton Structure” which was started back in 2004. The research was on designer’s fascination on the rigidity and lightness of bird skull. The design for Rami incorporated this structural advantages – principle that have been tried and tested through the evolutionary process, resulting in a design that is lightweight, structurally optimised, extremely efficient and strictly follows the “form follows function” principle.

String stretching design technique developed by the designer was used to generate design’s geometries, replicating “form follows function” principle. Hand-woven carbon fibre string was weaved into a three-dimensional form by hand. The resulting shape was not pre-set but was allowed to be generated into its final form. The designer also demonstrated full potential of carbon fibre by creating a design that is several times stronger than steel yet extremely lightweight.