Designer 5 Entry

Original Designs

Revised Designs

Designer’s Comments

My inspiration was ice cubes thrown into a glass.

Revised Notes:

Ice cubes floating in a cocktail glass.
Materials used:
1) Toughened glass
2) Rubber leg bushes
Cocktail table:
Two glass cubes fused together, one 6″ above another.
So, The table has two different levels.
Rubber leg bushes support the cube to protect the base of furniture and to give it good stability.

Panel Comments

Eve: I might choose a lacquer to pair with the white marble instead of resin. I think it will be prettier. The inspiration is clever. The perspective Drawing and plan view drawing don’t seem to jive.

Ross: I like a coffee table with more than one height table top so this works for me. Getting the intersection of the two cubes just right is important so there are no uncomfortable angles.

Kelly: While I like the concept here I feel it needs to be more resolved – how precisely do the two volumes intersect? Is the white marble plain, like a Thassos or something with veining? Is the resin completely opaque or somewhat translucent? Do they both present as shades of white or does the resin have a bluish cast? With something this pared down and simple, it’s success is entirely dependent on the materials and their relationship – I would need to see more to be able to comment more fully

Ryan: This is an interesting concept – translucency and opacity.  And, something we’ve all seen a million times – ice cubes floating in a glass.  Never thought to make it architectural.  How do these two things attach to one another?  Is there any substructure at all?  Of metal or of wood?  It might be worth thinking of that – given that marble and resin have different strengths (marble, for example, can’t take pressure on its largest surface – it breaks unless it’s supported….) and different attachment mechanisms (glue, gravity, etc.), so this might be better served if these boxes were laminated material over something more structural?  And, if you want it to be see-through, could you perhaps use mirror below the resin and convey something similar.  Also, one thing to remember is that a big slab of any material at all will not function well as the base of a table – given that no floor surface is completely level.  (Think the plate base of a table in a restaurant that has to be shimmed up in order to keep the table from teetering…)  So, use leveling feet below this base….  Also, one thing – I think that the front elevation in the drawing could be a little clearer to show the two cubes intersecting…..  And, unless I’m misunderstanding, which I may be, the two volumes should both sit on the floor, rather than one floating above?


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