Ramus M1 Table/Desk by Design Studio Il Hoon Roh
by Harry / March 31, 2013


Ramus, latin for 'tree branch', combines the strengths of carbon fibre with the structural advantages that can be found in the branch of a tree.



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The Ramus M1 is a desk with a transparent glass top and a supporting structure underneath with tree-like limbs that support the top. Designer Il Hoon Roh claims the bifurcating structure maximises the table's structural capacity and strength.


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It's the latest development and creation in the designer's long-term study of efficient forms found in nature, a passion to design works with an architectural concept and "a natural method" that maximises a material's potential.


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The Ramus M1 is made of carbon fibre, the same material used in fighter jets, F1 cars and space shuttles. Precision-engineered aircraft grade aluminium alloy and stainless steel components were also utilised. It's also part of a modular system with future expansion and modification of the design in mind.


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"The Ramus M1 project was an international collaboration." says Il Hoon Roh. "For over two years, [we've] collaborated with an Italian mathematics/software company, TSI s.r.l., to calculate optimum overall geometry, a UK manufacturing company, Penta Patterns (which is also involved in manufacturing McLaren F1 cars), to create a master pattern by using advanced CNC technology, and a South Korean composite material specialist, Inno Comtech, for carbon fibre."


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The first module of the Ramus series M1 will be presented to the public at Salone Satellite during Milan Design Week 2013. Via MOCO Submit.

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