Book table

Spring 2017
Designed a geoform/four-board book table out of a 10' x 72" of 1" poplar. For this project, I chose to make my table to showcase Jon Klassen's Hat Trilogy.


One of my primary concerns was how I wanted the to be stored by the intersecting boards. Is it going to be presented? Protected? Treasured? I also needed to consider the hierarchy of information on the book, and how I would best frame it.

Through each scale-model, I explored different ways to present the book, while also balancing the dynamics of the four intersecting boards and how they related to each other as parts and as a whole table.

To-scale models

Alternate orientation?

Final form

Technical drawings

© Hilary Lai, 2017