Frog coffee table
Descriptive Technical Report
The table is inspired by the image of the frog, which is also evoked by the possibility of inserting flower vases (or other), at the point where the plate of the top bends, to create the legs resting on the ground.
The coffee table is born, in fact, from a single sheet of steel, shaped and folded. I imagined using a thickness of 40/10, but it could also be thinner, especially if the lower shelf were also made. The latter has a small curved containment edge. This shelf can house: magazines and low objects in the central area and bottles on the sides, where there is also a containment bar.
The fold of the slab, which creates the legs, being turned towards the center of the top, structurally stiffens the top itself, which, due to its small size, does not require additional ribs.
The lower deck is optional and would be fixed by welding.
Other options are the pots placed at the top of the fold.
The finishes of the material could be different: polished or satin steel. Or both: the upper part in one way and the lower part in the other. Furthermore, the lower floor also lends itself to the use of non-metallic materials.
Arch. Enrico Ottoni