After entering The Wolfsonian-FIU’s lobby table design challenge (Six Components [and a handful of screws]), Nick Gelpi/Gelpi Projects won the competition by popular vote with its Bending Table. This work by Gelpi Projects was produced by College of Architecture + The Arts’ Nick Gelpi, Assistant Professor and undergraduate students Julia Sarduy, Claudia Fernandez, and Monica Cordera.
For the competition, The Wolfsonian-FIU asked designers to produce an eco-friendly lobby table of sustainable materials that is based on Thonet’s iconic 214 chair. Additionally, the table must have room for twenty-four Thonet 214 chairs, and the table, like the chair, must have six components that are easily assembled using only a handful of screws. The winner of this design competition, Bending Table, will now be housed in the lobby of the institution, as a way to encourage socialization and the enjoyment of art and design in the museum.
For more information on Bending Table by Nick Gelpi/Gelpi Projects, visit The Wolfsonian-FIU’s website by clicking here.
The reception for the unveiling of Nick Gelpi/Gelpi Projects’s Bending Table will take place on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 7PM at The Wolfsonian-FIU: 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Free and open to the public. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.