plenum: a meeting of a deliberative assembly in which all members are present (wikipedia).
one of the ambitions with this furniture project was to explore how social interaction can be promoted around a table through an enveloping of the gathered. at the same time plenum is a table where the design potential of wood has been pushed to create a floating form – light, simple and yet utterly stable.
the formal concept is a build up of planes. there is no frame or sub structure. plenum has a free span of 1800 mm and seats six people. with the additional end tops mounted, it seats ten.
the prototype was made in solid ash wood at the national workshop for art and design in copenhagen. the finger joints were milled on a 5-axis cnc milling machine. the project is currently being developed for manufacture and will form a family of products comprising dining/working table, coffee table, bench and stool.