Supermechanical brings craftsmanship into the computer age. Instead of churning out endlessly dull and ever-lower quality MDF rubbish, Supermechanical instead uses computer-controlled tools to do the same work as a human craftsman.Wired
Products used to be less disposable; they came with repair manuals and a personal history.
This side table is built to last. When the physical components have outlived their useful life, the digital blueprint is a permanent part of
At creation, the digital design files used to make the table are permanently embedded in its surface. We wrote a compression algorithm to fit the CAD file in a QR code with room for degradation, and laser etched it into a durable aluminum plate. You don't even need to rely on the Internet being around to access the data—it's all right there in the code. Any smartphone can scan the two-dimensional barcode to retrieve the stored DXF files.
Today, too much furniture is made from medium density fiberboard, also known as "sawdust and glue." Even designer furniture often just adds a thin wood veneer that doesn't improve its longevity.
Solid oak, powder-coated steel, laser-etched aluminum. Made in the United States using traditional and digital construction.
21"H x 16"W x 16"L; 10.5 lbs.