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Design Theodore Waddel

LIGHTWEIGHT TENSION STRUCTURE

The round 714 table stems from research conducted by Theodore Waddell in 1956 into designing extremely dynamic and lightweight support structures based on tensile structure architecture.

PRODUCTION YEAR

1973

This piece is the outcome of Theodore Waddell’s exploration, in 1956, of how to design tables with extremely light frames, and takes its inspiration from the architecture of tensile structures. Waddell studied the systems patented by Buckminster Fuller and, in 1972, created a type of configuration for Cassina where, for the first time ever, it proved possible to create furniture using suspension cables. The frame of these tables consists of six legs, of which three do not touch the floor, but provide support for the glass table- top. Meanwhile, the others touch the floor, but not the table-top. The result, extremely elegant and striking sculptural, is evocative of molecular structure.

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Theodore Waddel

After graduating in Chemistry (1950) and his Masters’ in Business Administration in 1951 from Cornell, Theodore Waddell did his Master’s in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania (1964) and took a first in Architecture at Florence (1968). He practised as architect and industrial designer in Italy for fifteen years, making a name for himself also as photographer.He returned to the USA and set up practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he now lives and works.

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The result is a design table enhanced by an almost molecular balance and by a sculptural effect of extreme elegance, where the overall structure is distinguished by six legs, three of which are in suspension to support the glass top, and the other three resting on the floor but not touching the table top.

Top

Clear glass with beveled edges.

Base

Chromed steel tube with spherical ends.

Tie rods

Chromed Filop steel.

PRODUCTION YEAR

1973

DESIGN BY
Theodore Waddel
PRODUCTION YEAR

1973

DESIGN BY
Theodore Waddel

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