Table Name: Cutting Edge
Team Name: MSA Design
Inspiration: West Fourth Street historic district is MSA Design’s Cincinnati home. With new developments underway, this often overlooked area of downtown will build on the rich architectural history and creative potential of current residents and business owners. As MSA Design looks towards the future while acknowledging the beauty of the past, calling our table and team “Cutting Edge” has multiple meanings. It speaks to the position of the historic West Fourth Street in Cincinnati both geographically and economically, our desire to continue to propel our neighborhood forward, and the design and construction of the table.
In working closely with Stanton Millworks to create the table, digital fabrication techniques allowed a series of plywood layers to be cut, which when laminated together appear “sliced” through, revealing the section of this historic Fourth Street. The buildings were laser cut and edged, while CNC routing allowed spaces to be carved away for the magazine slots, coasters, and the building display. This method of design, fabrication and finishing allowed us to celebrate the edges of the material, exposing the many layers which create its beauty. Using a black finish on the Bassline Table Base helps to elevate the design and compliment the raw nature of the table top material.
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