Becoming X

A deserving winner of the 2011 red dot design concept award, the X Plus table was conceived as a functional sculpture for contemporary living spaces. To achieve the shape, three triangular areas are cut from a single sheet of stainless steel, the sheet is bent into form and the two end points are welded together. The result is a modular object composed of two X shapes that works independently or arranged in a series. In a variety of hues and finishes, the table is adaptable to almost any motif. 

Designer: Xiaoxi Shi

16 Comments

  • Confucius says:

    I really like this. Nice work.

  • Greenday says:

    Good design

  • Teto says:

    good design!!i like it!!

  • great design – very clever. Is this in mass production yet? Any more details available??

  • X-Plus says:

    Hi, Erik, interesting finding, they do have some similarities 🙂

  • Scarab says:

    The write up indicated 3 triangles, Clearly there are four, But has anyone considered the fact there is a LOT of waste stainless steel cut away from the triangles. I’m sure that the waste cut-outs can be recycled, but producing stainless steel sheet is an expense in and of itself, and even through a progressive die press manufacturing scenario, this results in 82% of the materials lost in production as waste, Not exactly green by any means…..

  • Rahul Shirbhate says:

    If u stand on a corner of this thing sure this will tumble down & break your crown 😛

  • Rawwhale says:

    Yeah, this was one of the first things I was taught at design school, single sheet construction is extremely wasteful and warps easily.

    Also seems a bit unstable but you’re not getting too comfortable on stainless steel anyway.

  • jesus says:

    maybe if is made with other materials and some pieces have less ecological impact, but is a good concept

  • Rawwhale says:

    If this was welded the 7 narrow bars could be cut from one (roughly 7” x 24”) piece of metal and a 24” x 24” piece for seat (makes two) with no waste.
    You need a 24′ x 96′ sheet of stainless steel to make this as designed.

    Seamless construction = 4,608 cubic inches of steel
    Welded construction = 312 cubic inches

    THAT IS 4,296” OF STEEL OR 91% OF THE MATERIAL WASTED PER TABLE.

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