Anhedral Tables

CompanyTourmaline
Lead DesignerJessica Corr
ClientJessica Corr
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

This series began with an exploration of minor gestures in material properties which
transform them visually and structurally.  A simple curve or fold in a sheet of paper can
strengthen it substantially.  This concept was the starting point for the series of
Anhedral tables which offer a playful group of tables that add colorful accents to
contemporary or traditional settings.  The forms were inspired by looking at Aeronautics
and the angles of bird’s wings as they take flight.  The name Anhedral means “downward
inclination of an aircraft's wing”.  Adding a curve along an angle to a thin sheet of
metal creates a geometry that becomes rigid and structural.  Keeping the lines minimal was
key to appreciating the sculptural surface quality and allowing light to cascade along the
curves and edges.  While the colors are bright and optimistic, the overall form is
complimentary to classic proportions.