The Joist table was inspired by my time working as a carpenter and building houses, offices and public buildings. Modern architectural construction methods have therefore been scaled down to create a domestic product.
The construction of the table reflects the way timber floor joists fit into structural steelwork – the Ash legs fit into the beam and two bolts on the underside of the legs pull into each other through the beam, holding the structure together and giving it its strength. The glass then rests on top located on silicone pads to stop any movement.
This allows for efficient shipping, easy assembly, great strength and a conservative use of materials whilst maintaining a clean and understandable construction narrative.
The extruded aluminium I-Beam can be easily cut to specific lengths to suit different room sizes and gets its distinctive red to match the iron oxide finish used on steelwork to prevent rust and corrosion.