A design forward, high-end side table made out of
sustainably grown plywood and beautiful veneers. Use it as a bedside table or
the centerpiece of a living room; in any room it will demand a
THE DESIGN - The Honeycomb Table was created during a
design studio at Rhode Island School of Design. The project began with
drawings and paintings from natural objects under magnification, which formed
an understanding of the geometric form of honeycombs. Inspired by Middle
Eastern patterns and the materiality of the Arts and Crafts movement, I adapted
this geometric form into a nine-layered side table. It was designed to be
cut out of veneered sheets of high quality, furniture grade Baltic Birch
plywood, accentuating the layered design concept, adding to the sustainability
of the otherwise slow growing hardwood veneers and providing a surprising
amount of strength to a seemingly delicate structure. Assembled the table
stands 20” H 16” W 14” D.
THE PRODUCTION - The tables start as ten separate
pieces of hardwood plywood and are vacuum veneered on the top surface with your
choice of Red Oak, Curly Maple, Cherry or Black Walnut. The
intricate, interlocking layers are cut using a computer controlled routing/milling table to provide the high level of precision demanded by the
design. Once cut, each piece is hand finished before being
assembled. The natural finishes selected seal the wood from water and draws out the layered and
figured beauty and shine.
THE FUNDING - Your funding will allow me to put this
finely produced table into production. It will supply the funding to
purchase the precision tools and materials and includes packaging and shipping of the finished
tables you, the donors. Once the production shop is establish, I will
first produce these signature tables ordered by you, the first funders, and
then continue production with distribution both online and in
THE REWARDS - Some great rewards are being offered with this
project. Starting at $150,
Honeycomb Tabletop inspired trays are available in your choice of two
veneers. These beautiful items are great for dinner parties or a night in
and are made of the same fine materials and precision as the full tables.
They are the perfect donation level for a donor who wants to support the
project, but cannot afford a table or for a donor who loves the table so much
they want more. At the upper levels the table is being offered in a great
line of veneers. Each piece is given great attention and is complete with
a its own Kickstarter serial number to differentiate them as original run
designs separate from the upcoming production run pieces.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER - My name is Colin Wiencek, a
Furniture Design student at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). My work
often references architecture and traditional designs from around the
world. My design concepts utilize
the precise capabilities of modern
production methods to produce crisp, fine line design without minimizing
quality. My production
techniques provide the craftsmanship typical of expensive, individually crafted, fine furniture
pieces to be bought to the consumer at reasonable costs accessible by all.
Please follow the progress of this project on Twitter.
The images on this page picture the prototype table, the
production pieces will vary slightly due to new production methods. The cut
sides will not be black as in the prototype, but rather the fine horizontal
planes and varied tones of the furniture grade ply, played against the
interlocking veneered planes of the Honeycomb design.
Parcel Post Shipping is included in all levels of rewards.
International donors: please contact me before pledging for additional
A big thanks to Chris Zabriskie who produced the song in the video and allowed it for commercial license through the Free Music Archive.
Have a question?
If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Reward 1, plus the honeycomb table veneered with red oak. This is $100 less than retail! These special Kickstarter tables will have a special thank you burned into the bottom of the table. Includes Shipping.
Reward 1, plus the honeycomb table veneered in curly maple. This is again $100 less than retail! These special Kickstarter tables will have a special thank you burned into the bottom of the table. Includes Shipping.
Reward 1, plus the honeycomb table veneered in cherry. This is again $100 less than retail! These special Kickstarter tables will have a special thank you burned into the bottom of the table. Includes Shipping.
Reward 1, plus the honeycomb table veneered in domestic walnut. This is again $100 less than retail! These special Kickstarter tables will have a special thank you burned into the bottom of the table. Includes Shipping.