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FAC 331 The Temporary Contemporary Table from Cerysmatic Factory:
I came up with the idea of making it seem to float, tense, chaotic and asymmetrical, as the thing should be, like Factory, somewhat unstable and structureless. I made a model of the steel construction in the attic and one of the table so that together I could figure out how to rig up the cables to keep it in position, trembling in mid-air. That’s when I showed it to Ed for some design criticism, which was more or less, cor, that looks cool, when do we start?
We used beer crates and stacks of mags and books to get the table to the right height and level, rigged up the the cables and tensioned them to keep it in place. Nerve racking! That thing made noises which were not healthy, we all thought for sure that something was going to give, but both thankfully and amazingly it didn’t! The added bonus was that the cables could be tuned, like you would a guitar, and therefore the table could be played and used as an instrument (sort of). Contrary to rumour, nothing got broken and no walls collapsed. The first glimpse of it when coming up the stairs was magical, there was this big industrial object hovering in space, which looked like it just wanted to go fast, to take off, but was being tied down and held in check by razor thin steel wires - nice!