10:8

A dining table designed for social eating

at Brønshøj Vandtårn

Brønshøj Vandtårn

10:8 is a tribute to the beautiful architecture of an old water tower in Brønshøj, Copenhagen. The table is inspired by the spectacular pillar construction with the desire to bring new life to the space. 

As Brønshøj Vandtårn is a local trademark I have worked with how to transform the old water tank to a restaurant where locals can meet, enjoy the surroundings and share a meal.  

 

I found that the design of a table not only sets the aesthetic experience but also defines how we interact while sharing a meal. I wanted to challenge this by creating a design that predicts another way to sit - and thereby communicate - around the table. I took inspiration in the distinctive construction of the tower.

Inspired by the distinctive pillar construction inside the water tower, the table has 10 legs. The placement of the table legs determines how the guests sit around the table. Every guest faces two other guests as no one sits right in front of each other. This construction is designed to make the conversation between strangers sharing a meal more fluent or likely.