A side table of scrap metal

Taiwan-based SUNRIU Design Studio designed a side table that can be cut from a single sheet of metal of disused substation.

Called Tai Side Table, the design aims to effectively utilize retired substation metal plates, extending the service life of the materials, and maximizing the use of resources to reduce the burden on the environment.

The flat pack design is easy to produce and assemble. The parts can be laser-cut from the material and only need to be bent. The exterior lines are inspired from the Luce Chapel, a memorial chapel by the Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei.

The tabletop can be replaced with other materials, and be transformed in a low table or bench.

Photos: SUNRIU