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The coffee table that lets magazines disappear at a touch of a hand.

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About this project

Everyone is familiar with the chaos you encounter on the coffee table in your living room or at the office. We didn't want to deal with chaos so we changed the table. The solution was the magazine slot. It gives you the proper place to keep your latest literature within reach and in order. With one movement of your hand magazines slide into the slot.

To allow easy storage of even more magazines we designed the double slot model. This model is perfect for those avid readers and will easily swallow up any magazines you throw at it.

The Series

Mag Rack Table Series consists of 6 models. Mag-Ander, Mag-Double, Mag-Double-D, Mag-Impulse, Mag-Small and Mag-One. After a year of working on prototypes we decided to launch two models "MAG-Impulse" and "MAG-Ander".

Awards and exhibitions

Mag Rack Table Series was chosen to represent Austrian design at various exhibitions.

StilwerkFirst model "Mag-Impuls" was presented at „Stilwerk, Vienna“, in the beautiful space of the building designed by the famous French architect Jean Nouvell.

Dutch Design Week: Together with 27 Austrian designers, "Mag-Ander" was chosen to present Austrian design at the Dutch Design Week named "Suprisingly Ingenious!".

Novum BucheMag Rack Table Series was nominated for a prize at the design competition „novum buche“ in Austria.

Prague Designblock : Together with Austrian designers, "Mag-Impuls" was chosen to present Austrian design at the Prague Designblock in October 2014

Moscow Design Week: Together with Austrian designers, "Mag-Ander" was chosen to present Austrian design at the Moscow Design Week in October 2014

FFG: Development of prototypes was supported by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency with an innovation cheque 2013.

University of Applied Arts in Vienna - Die Angewandte: Prototypes were developed in cooperation with the institute for woodwork at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Materials and Details

The Mag Rack Tables are made of high quality materials selected for durability. One of the challenges was to find a technical solution that would enable the tables to be easily assembled without diminishing quality or functionality.

Expected delivery date of orders is April 2015.

The retail launch price of the "Mag-Impulse Acryl" is currently planned at $711 CAD, "Mag-Ander Acryl" at $867 CAD, "Mag-Impulse Linoleum" at $1058 CAD and the "Mag-Ander Linoleum" at $1378 CAD, so you can strike a great deal by supporting us on Kickstarter!

The Mag Rack Tables are made of plywood boards coated with high quality furniture desktop linoleum made in Holland and MDF (middle density fibre) boards coated with acrylic made in Italy.

The layers of plywood are visible on the edges to show the harmony of two natural materials. Glossy tables are fully coated with acrylic to provide a monolithic appearance.

The boards are connected by a mitter joint to enable uninterrupted flow of surfaces. The precision and strength of the joints is achieved by elegant connectors which also make the table easy to assemble.

Natural Material - Furniture Linoleum 

Linoleum is made from 97% natural raw materials, 70% of which are renewable, along with a 40% recycled content. The key raw materials used in its production include linseed oil, which comes from the flax plant seeds and ,wood flour from sustainable forests and jute, the natural backing onto which the linoleum is calendared. Unique aesthetic and tactile properties of furniture linoleum ensure that every piece of furniture is unique and elegant.

Solid Acrylic – Durable and Resistant

Acrylic solid surfaces are extremely durable and very stable when exposed to sunlight. It will never yellow even when used in extreme outdoor environments. The acrylic surface is possible to scratch but scratches can be easily removed. If taken proper care of, this material can remain looking new for many decades.

Colors

In this campaign we would be able to deliver the colors below. After the succesful launch we will be able to widen the selection of colors.

  • Mag Rack Plywood / Linoleum

Surfaces are matte and warm to touch.

  • Mag Rack Acrylic

Surfaces are glossy.

Dimensions and Weight

  •  Assembled
  • Packaging information
 

Handcrafted in Croatia - designed in Austria

After producing prototypes in local workshops we searched for the optimal manufacturer in countries of middle Europe that could meet our criteria. We also ensured the manufacturer is located close enough to enable an optimal and personal cooperation and quality control. Our choice was a well known and reputable croatian manufacturer “Gala Drvo” . Croatia is a new European Union member and has very good craftsmen that are already producing goods for international projects. This producer convinced us with his competence and engagement at work on further prototypes. “Gala Drvo” was already known for precision of manufacturing, high quality of finished products and business reliability making them an obvious choice.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Your contribution is very important and valuable to us. We are trying hard to battle poor design and make your living space more organized so thank you for helping us on our quest! Receive our deepest gratitude for your help and we will be informing you about the updates.

Get prints of the original sketches of the table, in postcard format, personally signed by Nik with greetings from Vienna. Put these things up on your wall to make it look really cool. Receive our deepest gratitude for your help and we will be informing you about the updates.

Receive official backer's Mag Rack T-Shirt to show all your friends your good sense of fashion and design. (WARNING: The t-shirt doesn't let objects magically disappear).

*choose black or white

You have decided to receive a real object. This is the closest you will get to an actual version of the table. Ideal for a miniature pet house. We suppose your hamster has a very good sense of design. Receive a Mag Rack table model in scale 1:10.

Receive everything from the previous levels plus MAG RACK ANDER Table Model in 1:10 scale: You are making a huge impact and helping us continue our quest for beautiful and functional design.

*for t-shirt choose black or white

1xMAG RACK IMPULSE ACRYL IN COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE! 

*for colors selection go up to Colors -> Mag Rack Acrylic

1xMAG RACK IMPULSE ACRYL IN COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE! 

*for colors selection go up to Colors -> Mag Rack Acrylic

1xMAG RACK ANDER ACRYL IN COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE! 

*for colors selection go up to Colors -> Mag Rack Acrylic

1xMAG RACK IMPULSE ACRYL IN COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE! 

*for colors selection go up to Colors -> Mag Rack Acrylic

1xMAG RACK ANDER ACRYL IN COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE! 

*for colors selection go up to Colors -> Mag Rack Acrylic

1xMAG RACK IMPULSE LINOLEUM IN COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE! 

*for colors selection go up to Colors -> Mag Rack Plywood/Linoleum

1xMAG RACK ANDER ACRYL IN COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE! 

*for colors selection go up to Colors -> Mag Rack Acrylic

1xMAG RACK IMPULSE LINOLEUM IN COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE! 

*for colors selection go up to Colors -> Mag Rack Plywood/Linoleum

1xMAG RACK IMPULSE LINOLEUM IN COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE!

*for colors selection go up to Colors -> Mag Rack Plywood/Linoleum

1xMAG RACK ANDER LINOLEUM IN COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE!

*for colors selection go up to Colors -> Mag Rack Plywood/Linoleum

 1xMAG RACK ANDER LINOLEUM IN COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE!

*for colors selection go up to Colors -> Mag Rack Plywood/Linoleum

1xMAG RACK ANDER LINOLEUM IN COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE!  

*for colors selection go up to Colors -> Mag Rack Plywood/Linoleum

1 Week accommodation (for 8) in the stone house "Nana" , a 200 year old house redesigned by Nikola Popovic, on the beautiful island of Zlarin-Croatia.

*valid untill 01.06.2015

1 Week accommodation (for 8) in the stone house "Vana" , a 200 year old house redesigned by Nikola Popovic, on the beautiful island of Zlarin-Croatia.

*valid untill 01.06.2015

1 Week accommodation (for 8) in the stone house "Nana" , a 200 year old house redesigned by Nikola Popovic, on the beautiful island of Zlarin-Croatia. +  TABLE OF YOUR CHOICE

*valid untill 01.06.2015

1 Week accommodation (for 8) in the stone house "Vana" , a 200 year old house redesigned by Nikola Popovic, on the beautiful island of Zlarin-Croatia. + TABLE OF YOUR CHOICE

*valid untill 01.06.2015

Support us

Help us in our effort to bring this product on the market.

With your support we will be able to make final quality tests on two chosen models and deliver this product to all of you that find these tables to be adequate for your living space or your office. We will also be able to make prototypes of other models in the series. By backing this Kickstarter campaign you will help us establish the production in Croatia that recently joined the European Union. This country has excellent craftsmen and is already producing for countries all over the world. Beside the beautiful seaside along the 700 miles of Adriatic coast Croatia is also known for its great inventor Nikola Tesla who built the first major hydroelectric power plant in Niagara Falls, USA on the border with Canada. 

We will keep you informed about the production process and coordination between Canada, Vienna and Croatia. According to our schedule we could have the first tables manufactured and ready for delivery in April 2015. 

Tables will be shipped from our hubs in Canada, Austria and Croatia. Therefore for our backers in Austria and Croatia we are able to offer same conditions as for Canadian backers. If you are a backer from Austria or Croatia select domestic shipping option when making pledge. 

About Zone-Architects 

We are architects and our effort is to design environment or pieces of environment that meet the needs of the modern lifestyle. We accomplish this by taking into consideration the emotional, technical and social aspects of the challenge. Our engagement ranges across city planning, architecture and design. In addition to over one hundred architectural projects in the last 14 years in countries of middle and southern Europe we have also been designing objects implemented as a parts of interior design. Mag Rack Table would be the first product for the market of its kind. If you want to know more about us please visit our web site or like us Facebook. 

All the projects of the Zone Architects as well as Mag Rack Table Series are conceived and managed by Nikola Popovic. Special thanks to 2Dream Animation, Rainer and Adela for producing a great video. Special thanks goes also to Filip for his engagement with the campaign and photography in Vienna. The tribute for the photos in Gala Drvo, Zagreb goes to Damil Kalogjera. Sally & Matthias, Simone & Bernd thanks for letting us in… 

Official facebook page:

www.facebook.com/MagRackTableSeries

More about us:

www.zone-architects.com

More about Mag Rack Table Series you can find at:

www.magracktables.com

If you are a business owner or retailer interested in stocking the Mag Rack Table Series please feel free to contact us.

office@zone-architects.com

Risks and challenges

Although the subject was a geometrically simple product made out of single material, the greatest challenge was to combine the high quality materials in a sophisticated way to allow easy assembling. We have been working on the project for more than a year in the second phase with the help of the institute for woodwork at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and are confident we have developed a high quality product that could be appropriately manufactured. Our search for an adequate manufacturer ended in Croatia with “Gala Drvo”, a high-end wood-shop specializing in handmade furniture and custom design.

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FAQ

  • The only way to get your Mag Rack Table is through our Kickstater page here! If
    you support us now, you will be among the first ones to own one and you will of
    course save hundreds of dollars over the future retail price.
    Just choose the size, material and the color you like, and find the corresponding
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  • Yes. You can order as many as you want.

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  • Yes. Just find the according pledge.

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  • Please see the data above in the Dimensions and Weight / Packaging information section.

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  • Assembling the Mag Rack tables is really simple. That is because of its simple and clever design. All you need to do is to put the boards in place and tighten a few screws. It should go quickly. Assembly plans and an allan key are included.

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  • The expected delivery date of orders is April 2015. If we manage to ship them earlier, we will let you know.

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  • Yes. The tables are made of 97% natural raw materials, 70% of which are renewable, along with a 40% recycled content. The Mag Rack tables are high quality product, and with proper care they can last forever, and thus contribute to a better environment.

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  • The Early Bird Special is a special offer available only on the Kickstarter page. It is a way of expressing our gratitude to the first backers. We all know that designer furniture is extremely expensive, but also long lasting and high quality. Therefore the early bird offer is the lowest we can go, so be quick!

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  • Furniture can be quite heavy. So are the Mag Rack tables, because they are made of premium high-density boards. We are committed to all of our international backers, and therefore want to bring the Mag Rack tables to everyone. Even with the shipping included, you still get a mayor discount on the retail prices.

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  • Tables will be shipped from our hubs in Canada, Austria and Croatia. Therefore for our backers in Austria and Croatia we are able to offer same conditions as for Canadian backers. If you are a backer from Austria or Croatia select domestic shipping option when making pledge. Backers from other European countries please add shipping costs.

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    ~ 8 US $ MAG RACK SKETCHES. Get prints of the original sketches of the table, in postcard format, personally signed by Nik with greetings from Vienna. Put these things up on your wall to make it look really cool. Receive our deepest gratitude for your help and we will be informing you about the updates.

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    ~ 31 US $ MAG RACK 100% COTTON T-SHIRT. Receive a stylish Mag Rack T-Shirt to show all your friends your good sense for fashion and design. (WARNING: The shirt does not magically disappear objects). Receive our deepest gratitude for your help and we will be informing you about the updates.

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    ~ 45 US $ MAG RACK IMPULS 3D PRINT MODEL. You decided to have a real object in your hand . This is the closest you will get to an actual version of the table. Ideal for a miniature house pet of the appropriate size such as hamster with a very good sense for design. Receive a Mag Rack Table Model in 1:10 scale. Receive our deepest gratitude for your help and we will be informing you about the updates.

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    ~ 133 US $ BACKER PACKAGE. You receive everything from the previous levels plus MAG RACK ANDER Table Model in 1:10 scale. Receive our deepest gratitude for your help and we will be informing you about the updates. You are making a huge impact and helping us continue our quest for beautiful and functional design.

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    ~ 316 US $ MAG RACK IMPULSE ACRYL!
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