Tension - Coffee Table

Three lengths of stainless steel wire rope are held in tension by curved steel legs supported on an oak base, which allows a glass tabletop to be effortlessly suspended. Inspired by suspension bridges in both form and construction, and translated into the design through the use of steel wire rope. Utilizing this often industrious material as an aesthetic component while demonstrating its functionality was an important aspect of the table’s composition.


Tension is completely disassemblable to allow for flat packing and easy transportation. The solid oak base, stainless steel planes, chords of steel wire rope fitted with swage studs, and adjustable standoffs, are strung together using standard and specialty hardwares.

Exhibited at Zealous X Festival 2016 in London

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