Official Selection Inédito, DWM 2017
Like all good games this project has its own rules.
The work of Estudio Cerisola has focused for the past years on the research of mathematical principles and their application to
the design and fabrication of modular structures. Estudio Cerisola has collaborated, among others, with the Institute of Mathematics
of UNAM in the construction of complex mathematical models for divulgation and educational purposes.
The findings made during this time have been applied to the design of furniture, play/sculptures, lamps, toys and other daily life objects.
The table presented here, came to be while looking for a way to construct a toroidal figure from assembled solid wood modules.
Several geometric figures were studied, through the construction of physical mockups and 3D models in order to explore their
modular characteristics. Subsequently, these geometric principles were translated into the design of assemblable modules.
The structure of the table is conformed by the repetition of only three different figures. These pieces are used to build two types
of modules that form a toroid when they are joined alternatively with each other ten times around a central axis.
All pieces are CNC cut from a single board of certified tzalam wood. The assembly of the modules, the polishing of the part and
the finished in oil, is carried out manually.
The glass surface helps preserve the sculptural qualities of the piece. Its transparency creates a floating area contained within
the wooden structure that allows us to appreciate the beauty of the the material and the patterns generated by its veins and
The final result is a practical object for everyday use that incorporates scientific and sculptural aspects in its design.