Lexham Bedside Tables by Studio801
by Harry / May 31, 2011


Studio801's Lexham bedside tables are a pair of privately commissioned bespoke objects tailored to reflect their clients interest in Op Art (optical art).



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Says designer Mike Kann, "The use of acute angles to form the legs creates a forced perspective from certain angles, while the digitally crafted inlay work creates the illusion that the flat tiered sections are warping."


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The tables are fabricated from Corian, a material that was specified for it's tactility and versatility in manufacture. The versatility allowed for the use of a CNC mill on the horizontal surfaces to create spaces for the inlay of 137 pieces of thermochromic liquid crystal sheet, laser cut to size and shape.


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As well as the optical effect of warping, the inlay work helps to create responsive surfaces through the use of thermochromic sheet. This temperature sensitive material goes through a colour spectrum from deep red to dark blue to indicate temperature changes in the range of 29° to 34° and is triggered by direct sources like cups of tea, and indirect sources such as the ambient temperature.


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Photos: Jo Russell Photography

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