Pro-Form Architects’ Rolled Table Challenges Furniture Standards With Curved Interface

Pro-Form Architects has created Rolled Table, an information booth made of flexible plywood that challenges the standard form of a table. Created for the Water and Land Niigata Art Festival, which has been held every three years since 2009, Rolled Table displays guide books and pamphlets better than an average table due to its distinct curvature and lighting system.

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With a tight budget and limited construction timeline, the table was designed around the concept of creating a perceptible interface. “Both staff and citizens get an experience that is both familiar and peculiar, using the table while simultaneously being surrounded by it,” write the architects. 

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© Pro-Form Architects

From the street, the large roll of plywood attracts public attention, drawing in visitors and directing them towards the adjacent main information booth of the festival.

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© Pro-Form Architects

Architects: Pro-Form Architects
Architect in Charge: Xiao Xiao
Client: Water and Land Niigata Art Festival Committee
Construction Collaborator: Kamiyama Atelier
Research Team: Dong Xiao, Lin Jin, Lin Zhehan, Liu Dayu, Lu Shaobo, Luo Linjun, Ji Xiaoyu, Jiang Jiawei, Xiao Xiao, Yan Shurui, You Han, Wang Hailin, Wu Enting, Yuan Ye, Zhao Deli, Zhang Yang, Zhang Yunbin.
Location: Furumachi, Niigata, Japan
Project Year: 2015
Exhibition Period: July, 2015- October, 2015
Photographs: Pro-Form Architects

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Pro-Form Architects’ Rolled Table Challenges Furniture Standards With Curved Interface" 10 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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