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Brief Published: 13 Feb 2012

RCA WIP: Table 1:7


Design products student Marjan van Aubel exhibited her material exploration project Table 1:7 at London’s annual Work in Progress show at the Royal College of Art this month.

Table 1:7 creates seven full-sized tables from one Bjorkuden wooden table from Swedish furniture giant Ikea. By planing the table to its constituent wood particles and starting a fermentation process with glue, causing the mixture to double in size, Van Aubel was able to cast six new optimised tables. A seventh was then constructed from the leftover slithers of the original Ikea table’s veneer. The final shape of the tables reflects the material’s behaviour during the making process.

Look out for more highlights of the Royal College of Art’s Work in Progress show, coming soon. 

Marjan van Aubel