The Távola table is an open source project, made to be cut in a CNC router, and assembled using only glue.
Designer: Hermano Monteiro
Filmmaker: Heitor Gois
Távola is a round table, made out of CNC cut plywood.
The idea for this project was to design a table I could build myself with simple router cuts and fixes for plywood, but didn't have the aesthetics of a typical DIY furniture. I gathered some good furniture references and played around with different shapes, fixtures and functionalities. After I came up with a simple design that I liked, I built a scale model and made adjustments for the final cut. I made the file open source, and can be downloaded here.
The table had to have some flexibility of use because I would be using it in different moments for different activities. Since it was meant for a tiny space, it had to have some storage of some sort. That's why it has a shelf under the tabletop, kindly nicknamed "cat compartment" (porta-gatos), in witch I could store my laptop charger, to save some desktop space.