Richard routing in the recess for the user to pull out the extending section of the table

Richard routing in the recess for the user to pull out the extending section of the table

Our latest bespoke commission finds the team designing a special edition dining table. The client specifications and brief were discussed in detail. The documentation and initial visuals we shared with the client, outlined our initial solutions to seating 20 people comfortably around the table. We explored a mix of materials oak, steel, copper and bronze.  

Testing the extending mechanism

Testing the extending mechanism

An interesting challenge with the final design was to create a table that not only reflected the elegant lines and blade like table legs but also functioned as an extending dining table, no mean feat, as the table surface would measure 1 metres wide and 4.5 metres long. 

The Blade Table fully extended (as the table top is not attached to the frame, we can see Richard supporting the furthermost table top section. 

The Blade Table fully extended (as the table top is not attached to the frame, we can see Richard supporting the furthermost table top section. 

The table extends from 3 metres to 4.5 metres. The centre extension has been cleverly designed so that it is housed within the table. To extend the table, each end is gently pulled apart. The mechanism has been designed so that one person is easily able to fold out the extending element. The outer leaves are then pushed together giving an uninterrupted 4500mm dining table.

The fold out section of the dining table

The fold out section of the dining table

This particular table will feature ebonized legs, apron and ladder frame. Bronze inlays will run along the centre of the table top.

The Blade Table ladder frame - without the apron and table top.

The Blade Table ladder frame - without the apron and table top.

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