Work Table is a minimal table designed by Vancouver-based studio Ette. Shop tables are typically industrial and robust in their appearance, providing a practical surface to work on. This piece aims to soften these typical workbench typologies through subtle nuances in its materiality and form. A surface to work on that is just as considered as the work being created on it. Each component is made of a custom formed 1/4” aluminum plate. The forming process allows the material to have large, soft radius’s, unlike the sharp edges found in typical stock material. The waxed aluminum finish adds texture to the piece, softening its appearance and allowing the object to have a more intimate, gentle demeanour.
Photography by Ian Lanterman