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Medium
aluminium, tungsten carbide
Measurements
75.8 × 380.0 × 109.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Inscription
etched in underside c.: joris Laarman / PROTOTYPE
Accession Number
2016.426
Department
Contemporary Design and Architecture
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Donald Russell Elford and Dorothy Grace Elford Bequest, 2017
© Joris Laarman
Gallery location
Not on display
Bridge table is an aluminium and tungsten carbide dining table whose form is based on the properties of bones and trees. The table was designed using software that translates information drawn from nature into instructions for robots, tools and 3D printers. The table is a highlight of Laarman’s practice and was created using a new fabrication technology named High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) coating that prevents wearing and corrosion. The aluminium table is spray-coated in tungsten carbide. The surface is then repeatedly ground back and polished over many days to produce a reflective tabletop of exceptional hardness.