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The Junction end table was inspired by the amazing infrastructure of highway intersection ramps, specifically Atlanta's "spaghetti junction," when viewed from above.
Junction was developed using Rhino to create a piece that exhibits elegant curves and a precise fit using minimal connectors.
A final rendering of the Junction end table. (PhotoView 360/SolidWorks)
A top view of the wire frame model that shows how the various parts of the table intertwine. (Rhino)
A side view showing the sculpted reveals. (HyperShot)
Perspective rendering. (HyperShot)
A more current rendering. (PhotoView 360/SolidWorks)
An exploded view to demonstrate how the different pieces all fit together. (KeyShot)
A quarter scale model was built in order to be displayed at ICFF 2010. The walnut sections were represented by thermoformed and veneered polystyrene. The concrete center pieces were created by cnc formed Corian.
Side view of the model.
A top view of the model showing the characteristic shape of Atlanta's "spaghetti junction."
Junction model displayed at the IDSA / Appalachian State University booth at ICFF 2010 in New York.
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Junction End Table

Junction was developed in response to a challenge of how to apply the aesthetics of infrastructure to furniture. The end table concept was inspired by the sweeping interchange ramps of Atlanta's "spaghetti junction" and is intended to demonstrate the often unseen beauty of these structures. The concept is intended to be created using interlocking walnut veneered molded plywood and concrete sections. A one-quarter scale model was displayed at ICFF 2010 as part of a booth sponsored by IDSA and Appalachian State University. (May 2010)

Marshall Dean
Industrial Designer - Human Factors Alpharetta, GA