- Jamie McLellan
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As previewed during the recent Salone del Mobile in Milan and the New Zealand Pavilion in San Francisco, furniture brand Resident has released the minimal Plane Tables collection by Jamie McLellan.
The Plane Tables, available in rectangle and round versions, are a striking addition to Resident's existing collection. They captivate with their pure design, seemingly defying gravity as hefty timber slabs balance effortlessly. Jamie's innovative engineering unites legs, crossbeam, and tabletop in an exquisite, altar-like assembly.
Shipping efficiency is a highlight, as Plane Tables arrive disassembled and flat-packed, significantly reducing shipping volume. On arrival, solid timber slabs can be stacked like oversized building blocks, held together with discreet steel connections.
Jamie's inspiration for the Plane Tables stems from a fascination with balance and contemporary architecture. He explains, "I came back to the idea of very simple stacked block forms." New Zealand's natural beauty informs his design ethos, resulting in a raw yet refined aesthetic.
The design process explored various iterations, ultimately embracing a pure, expressive design. To maintain the illusion of balance, a clever internal bracketing system is discreetly integrated within the solid timber structure.
The Plane Tables merge artistry and engineering, offering both functionality and sculptural beauty. They epitomise contemporary New Zealand design, combining honesty, pragmatism, and a deep connection to nature.