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floor to be a table

floor to be a table

ゆかテーブル 2007
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Whenever I see certain type of people who feel guilty in using chopsticks to carry their own with them, I wonder if they would pass out, seeing how much chunks of wood is abandoned at construction site.

Among many of architectural materials, flooring tends to produce left-over. It is usually purchased in bundles, and hard to stock since it is bulky and each client has strong preference for it.

For the detached working studio, we had to leave structurally working concrete floor as finishing. In order to moderate stiff and cold impression of the concrete, we decided to make a table on it like 'quick chef's meal at the kitchen' out of left-over flooring.

The pure cedar of 3 cm in thickness looked enough beautiful and strong as it was. We wished it to be finished like one plain plate, and tried the same process as making floor for this new table. As a result, the process was very simple to cost reasonable.

Because of its name 'flooring,' we unconsciously imagine the material sitting on the floor. However, if we look up for what is seen, we can see more than we expect.