Made By Zaha Hadid Architects for the Seoul Design Olympiad 2008, the Seoul Desk and Seoul Table explore the transition between the horizontal to the vertical by blending their structural elements into one streamlined formation. The combination of carbon fibre technology with a morphology of organic complexity resulting a super-thin, super-light, and super-robust Seoul table and desk. The original idea for this product is a generative principle of developing the legs from the table surface through a cut and fold technique.

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The two objects are like two individuals born of the same geno-type – each adapted to its specific purpose. Their underlying body-plan is the same: If we take the Seoul table as the first instantiation of the underlying geno-type, we can explain the Seoul desk as an adaptive mutation.

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Dimensions: Length 430cm Depth 100cm Height 72cm / Length 420cm Depth 87cm Height 157cm

Material: Carbon Fibre

Client: NY Projects, Inc., New York, USA
Designer: Zaha Hadid Architects with Patrik Schumacher

Seoul Design Olympiad
Jamsil Sports Complex, Seoul, Korea
October 10 – 30, 2008
Source and images copyright: zaha-patrik.co.kr, Zaha Hadid Architects, NY Projects

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