neil cummings

Mari table 2

16 Apr 2017

table Inspired by Enzo Mari and his autoprogettazione furniture series from 1974 - autoprogettazione is the idea of making everyday necessities using simple hand tools, everyday skills and readily available materials - at Easter I made a table from standard dimension rough-cut Galician pine.

I hacked the design - cutting fancy angles for the cross rails and leg supports - but my hat is still well and truly tipped; the engineering -counter braced triangles-  is brilliant.

The table is rigid, sturdy and beautiful, if ever there's an earthquake I'll be under it, and, I only used hand tools.

Here's a photocopy of the autoprogettazione [self-made or self-design] booklet, with designs, cutting logs and assembly instructions for all the furniture in the series.


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I've also made a workbench, a prototype chair, a lamp for my table, a bed base, market stalls, a bamboo bicycle and some films about home too.


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Submitted by neil on 27 April, 2017 - 22:06