SQUID | Extending table By SCAB DESIGN
Extending rectangular die cast aluminium table
Squid is an extending rectangular die cast aluminium and HPL table.
The name Squid is an instant reference to nature, referring to a “cuttlebone”, which sums up the unusual shape of the leg. This table adapts to different environments, from indoors to outdoors, from home to the office, from public spaces to catering; it is available in various shapes and sizes, it can accommodate tops not only in HPL but also in marble, plus it can be both fixed and extendible. Hence, Squid is like a complex system that involves the use of different materials and production technology. The result is a highly flexible and customisable product, but also simple to assemble and care for. The signature feature of this project is the leg in die-cast aluminium that, along with the metal frames in different shapes and sizes, results in a comprehensive and varied collection of tables. From an aesthetic point of view, it revolutionises the traditional interpretation of the “flat” leg in favour of a more original “cuttlebone” shape, which resulted in the name of the project. This makes the leg as light in its shape, as it is solid in its material. The slight change in the lengthwise surface that can be seen on the front has two purposes: to add a “ridge” to the leg to make it sturdier and create an interesting contrast of light and shadows. The metal tubular frame completes the structural part of the project and is sized, so that it can also include extra-large tables with heavy tops in marble without compromising its stability.