Lamelli is a sculptural height adjustable table for public spaces. The base of the table is covered with thin plywood strips that bend and alter the shape of the base when the table is raised or lowered. The inspiration is drawn from scaling and stretching motion of growing plants and organisms in nature. Instead of making just another functional height adjustable table I wanted to play around with the up and down motion and create a more conceptual piece to enliven the space it stands in.
The concept of movement and growth becomes more evident when several tables are placed in the same space. Several tables with different heights and shapes gives the spectator a hint about the nature of the tables and invites one to interact with them. The movement can be seen in a way even though the tables are motionless and static most of the time.
Lamelli is the outcome of a collaboration between LINAK and a furniture design course at Aalto University. The task was to use LINAK lifting columns and design a height adjustable table for the hallways of the new Väre building of Aalto University in Otaniemi.