Slide is a contemporary coffee table design inspired by children’s sliding puzzle games and the need to organize items always left out.
The top is constructed from an ash veneered plywood for its accessibly, light weight, and lack of movement. Each tile is cut from a white, semi-opaque acrylic while the base is a lightly brushed steel.
Inspiration for Slide came from a consideration of storage needs. After observing and discussing living room spaces with friends and peers, an interest was found in the few items that never seem to be put away. Market research and concept sketching led to the final design.
Operation and material decisions were made through a rough, physical model. For time and resource conservation, but full accuracy, this proof-of-concept model consisted of only one, full-scaled table corner.