Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"Cinderella Table" by Jeroen Verhoeven and Demakersvan

On view at the Museum of Modern Art (Architecture and Design Department) is this "Cinderella Table" made of birch by Dutch born artist, Jeroen Verhoeven (born 1976) and manufactured by the Dutch design group, Demakersvan (est. 2004). Using computer software, the designers translated sketches of the profiles of two antique tables into digital drawings then made a rendering representing the two morphing into each other. Next, using computer-driven wood-cutting machines normally employed for mass production, they produced the drawing as a three-dimensional object, in thin vertical sections out of sheets of birch. Each slice was glued by hand to the next, forming a unique piece of furniture. 

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