Alekzandr Leidenfrost for Goebel & Co: Alek TablePosted: September 22, 2012
Goebel & Co’s reduced width dining table seeks to free-up interior space and consequently brings diners within closer proximity, forcing a more intimate dining experience. A good lesson in what city dwellers (and those who live in small spaces) already know: space is a luxury but not a necessity, social benefits can arise from that which we lack, and people are adaptable to the space in which they live. Details from the design team below.
From Goebel & Co: Many of our clients live in small square footage homes and apartments. This leaves many of them eating dinner at coffee tables and not at home. We engaged designer, Alekzandr Leidenfrost of Hamburg to study the primal need for personal space while eating and drinking in order to create a dining table concept which would achieve personal space needs while eliminating unused square footage. Our original concept prototype toys with this yet is quite long. Obviously this is in contradiction of reducing spacial needs but with our Alek Table prototype we are able to achieve our reduction of square footage while seating 8. Many European public areas such as beer gardens and festival tables examine this concept but we were not able to come across any for residential use. By reducing the distance from fellow diners, dining experience is dramatically changed and we believe enhanced. The Alek table comes in 7.5 foot and 5 foot lengths. It is also available in a 34″ width.
Thanks to Goelbel & Co for their submission to designgush.
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