Suppenkaspar


A table that is missing two legs will inevitably topple over, won’t it?

In the three variations of the series „Suppenkaspar“ the missing legs are compensated by weights that are fixed in the appropriate places. The weights are held by nearly invisible thin strings. The table was named after the story “Suppenkaspar” by Heinrich Hoffmann written in 1844. In the story a boy refuses to eat his soup. He get’s thinner and weaker every day. 

 

1st day

The first variation is held by ball-shaped weights that measure 10kg each. Like in a skipjack the asymmetrical distribution of the mass of the weights helps to keep the table in balance. The two-legged table shows an astonishingly high stability and can be used just like an ordinary working or dining table. An elastic effect and torsion will always be felt.

2nd day

The legs of the second version taper. Their base was minimized. The weights are shaped like plumb lines and hardly touch the floor. The assumed damage of the table causes the user to have a special experience. Even though the table shows reliable stability it is not recommended to comfortably sit down on its edge.

3rd day

The legs of the third version were cut in three parts. They are merely held together by the traction of the weights. A string runs through all sections of each leg, runs over the table surface and is connected with one of the weights. Only as long as all components are aligned exactly in place the table is stable.

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