Inspired by the great invention of zipper, this coffee table is integrated zipper detailing to the table surface. Zipper was invented by an athlete who was too lazy to tight his shoes, but wanted to fasten his shoes faster. Zippers are usually sewed on fabrics and leather. I put it on the hard, wood furniture to give a new shock. It is not designed to zip the split tabletop, but works as decoration. The cracked open on the tabletop doesn’t affect the table’s functionality, but breaks through the faceless rectangular coffee tabletops.

The final physical model (1:1) is crafted with maple wood. CNC milling table top. Hand crafted zipper details and table legs.

Suyin Li
UX/UI Design | Industrial Design | Design Research Miami, FL