Drop by Junya Ishigami
Table in plexiglass with top created from a large sheet of cast GS Plexiglas® (2000x3000mm, and 70mm thick) using a 5-axis numerical control machine. The process takes over 30 hours and involves two rough-hewing and three finishing operations, followed by a further two smoothing procedures and then three polishing procedures (using abrasive paste, polishing wax and finishing polish), all performed by hand, and requiring another 20 hours’ work. The holes for the insertion of the legs into the table top are made in the CNC machine by interpolation. The legs are made using 3 cast GS Plexiglas® cylinders, machine-processed to shape the part that slots into the table top, after which they are smoothed and polished by hand. The three resulting legs are all different, due to the different angles at which they are inserted and positioned. They are all perfectly and seamlessly integrated into the overall volume of the table. Drop Table is available in limited edition