FLIP, Berin Spahić , Bosnia and Herzegovina
FLIP – Folding Side Tray Table. The main idea behind the Flip Folding Side Tray Table is to bring new perspectives to the table folding system. To activate the folded state when the product is not in use. The folded product, with its easel construction, can be easily folded and moved around, or just show itself to the interior reclined by the wall when “not in use”. When the product is not folded, it serves as a regular side table with its additional tray function.
The table nourishes enhanced contemporary minimalistic aesthetics, with a contrasting accent between its elements. Made out of solid wood, it is imagined to be available in oiled and lacquered options, while the joints and connections would be made out of metal.
The table construction system is based on a central articulated joint detail – which enables and prevents plate and legs folding, depending on the user’s intention. The articulated joint has free rotational movement on the front legs (the dowel is not fixed but goes through this joint), while the wooden peg of an opposite leg prevents further rotation. In this state, the joint is fully locked.
The relation of the tray with table construction is basically a tenon and groove system. Slit groove enables translational movement and prevents side tray tipping, while the legs provide base support.
The central joint is the same height as the tray top surface, which is important for item placement on the tray top.
The tenon and groove slit enable depth adjustment of the tray which can be super useful when using it beside a sofa or other lounge furniture – its most anticipated use context.
Berin Spahić is an industrial designer based in Sarajevo, Bosnia. His interests are to connect global flows and technological knowledge of industrial design with cultural diversity and local environmental features. The general approach to the design and architecture challenges in the last century was based on global unification and resources. Aside from all its advantages, such an approach also led to the fading of proper in-situ solutions – disregarding regional climate and environmental characteristics as well as cultural contexts, at the same time diminishing global diversity from all of its creative tastes, smells, and colors.