The timber trestle structure consists of four legs connected by four cross bars. STAND becomes rigid and stable as soon as weight is placed upon them, enabling the trestle to support table tops of all shapes and sizes. No fixings or tools are required to assemble the trestle.
This very light-weight table answers all your needs in both private and professional environments. You can use it as a timber dining table, as a work desk or as a temporary meeting table. The table top rests on cellular rubber pads partially recessed into the top end of each leg. These ensure safe adhesion between table top and trestle, preventing any sideways slipping in daily use or in the case of impact.
We recommend our elegant white table tops, particle board panels laminated with melamin resin featuring seamless, precisely lasered edges with a thickness of 25 mm. Other tops and sizes can also be used, in materials as diverse as glass, timber or stone.
Our table is available in two different sizes. Stand is suitable for dining tables seating 6-8 persons, for large desks or for other purposes such as display for goods. Stand mini lends itself both to smaller work tables and for dining tables seating 4-6 persons.
The trestle is manufactured from solid ash sourced from local forests. To preserve the simple appearance of STAND, its legs and cross bars have not been surface treated. The natural growth pattern of ash results in a wide variety of grain and colour, but overall appearance and usability are not affected. Over time, the wood will take on a natural patina. Ash is not weather-resistant, outdoor use is therefore limited. The trestle is also available in an elegant white stain finish, recommended for environments with a variety of timber finishes already present.
If you think of a bed as a platform to support soft padding for sleeping, then it could be formed by stools arranged in a group the size of a mattress. Accordingly, the Plattform bed consists of individual parts that make it variable, quick to assemble, and easy to ship or transport. Square elements and optional headboards make it possible to assemble single and double beds as well as beds for children and guests.
The felt modules are manufactured of heated polyester nonwoven fabric that is pressed in a mold. Formfleece is a material that is used in the interiors of cars and for instrument cases: felt-like on its surface, it is nevertheless quite stiff and torsion resistant. Hence when its density and the proportion of melt fibers are chosen correctly, the nonwoven fabric can supplant the pretensioned elasticity of a slatted bed frame. In addition, it is permeable to air and water. When the 51 x 51 cm elements are arranged into a platform, their wide-spanning vaulted caps abut the lower, rounded ends of the legs. This surface, with its pattern of “square stitching”, is reminiscent of the well-known padded capitonné upholstery technique. Once the relief of the tufted covering has been translated to self-supporting, molded nonwoven fabric shells, this embodiment of cushioning corresponds exactly to the requirements of a bed.
Plattform forms a support whose surface invariably extends out beyond the edge of the mattress. This projection gives Plattform the semblance of an occidental adaptation of Japanese sleeping places, so-called futon beds. These low, wooden bed frames that broadly surround a flat mattress are supposed to represent the tatami floor mats on which Japanese futons directly lie. In contrast to the bulky and hard frames of such beds, Plattform, with its soft feel and its springy surface, is an extremely lightweight alternative.
“Un/Applied Arts” gives readers first-ever insights into the work of product designer Jakob Timpe, presenting furniture and lighting fixtures produced by brands such as Alias, Marset, Serien, Vondingen, and Nils Holger Moormann as well as unpublished projects and studies. This book of objects addresses their “appliability” with the same unbiasedness it demonstrates in oscillating between monograph, magazine, and catalogue. Timpe’s verbal imagery establishes a very individual, well-founded approach to design.
Berlin 2018, 96 pages, ill., 28 × 21 cm, Softcover, English/German
vondingen was founded 2012 as a Berlin-based design brand for furniture and interior objects by the architect Georg Eisenmenger and the designer Jakob Timpe. The company is launched with the emblematic product STAND, a table trestle. More products will be added at irregular intervals. Distribution is handled directly through our web shop and selected distributors.
Our products are precious, without being expensive: we aim towards a mid price segment while offering the highest manufacturing standards and longevity. vondingen produces in a sustainable way and trades equitably.
We propose our customers simple and innovative objects for everyday use. Objects that take on new purposes, new modes of use or offer new solutions. The selection of our collection is determined by originality, poetic aura and practical utility of the de-signs. In its informal character they create meaning, joy and benefit and enrich the most diverse interiors.
Georg Eisenmenger und Jakob Timpe GbR
Lehrter Str. 37
Tel: 0049 (0)30 48623756