Design for transport
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Design for transport
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But how do you deliver a table with a diameter of 2.40 metres without trucks or cranes and the risk of damage, to the twelfth floor somewhere on Fifth Avenue in New York? The practical need for a compact transport volume played a decisive role in the final design of the Arthur. The designer made a puzzle of his table. The puzzle pieces could be contained in portable packages of 25 kg. A man in a small car could deliver and assemble it in less than one hour. The table pieces are made of weatherproof and UV-resistant HPL panels (High Pressure Laminate). In the production of the Arthur this expensive material (suitable for both indoors and outdoors) was cut out in a special way to avoid any waste of material. This special way of cutting determined the appearance of the base and the table top. The round centrepiece of the table top rotates, a feature that Arthur would have appreciated. What is on the table is equally accessible to everyone.