No Design

Alis

No Design

No Design – Diapositive n°1

2004

TABLE NO DESIGN

Alis

Designed for the move of the DPA office to new premises in the Rue Bouvier, the industrial and generous “no design” table is a perfect reflection of the place. Sometimes alone, or coupled, often in groups of 3, 4 or 8, the “no design” tables are everywhere. IN individual offices and open spaces, meeting rooms and the exhibition gallery, the Dominique Perrault’s office and the model workshop, everybody is working on the same table. This anonymous tool is everywhere within reach.
No indentations on the tabletop, no cable trough, no hole or trap for cables. This white table remains immaculate after 7 years of taking constant blows from felt tip markers, blood, elbows, rulers and compasses, and alternating blows from heat and cold waves, as well as brilliant strokes (/of genius) too. Nothing but the strictly essential: four legs and a tabletop. Nothing disturb or distract. The table is a sanctuary. Its body and soul is dedicated to work. The body, with precise dimensions of the top, made of steel. The generous, squared bases are welded to the frame, and two of them, the shorter ones, are on rollers. This mobile table “no design” is easy to move around. A stratified white panel 180 x 90cm with a honeycomb core is screwed onto the frame. Following the structure, an exposed white metal rod covers the table’s edge and softens its corners. Some 150 tables comprise a silent and loyal herd. The “no design” tables have been edited by the Alis and Mooa companies and were exhibited in 2013 in Madrid.

No Design – Diapositive n°1

No Design, Alis, 2004, expanded polystyrene tray wood frame and steel structure, H90x L180 x P72cm

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