A Collapsible Sidetable Brings The Field
for Your Sense of Belonging
A portable side table representing self-identity
create the ambiance of "Home"
As the environment changes, we often move to different cities and our residences are constantly changing. Could we regard those residences as “home”?
When it comes to “home”, the sense of belonging is one of the most indispensable elements. Whether we can feel belonging at home or not affects our psychological and physical state, and unconsciously affects the interaction with others.
The sense of belonging can be obtained by getting along with ourselves to form self-identity or be constituted by mutual support and interaction with others or groups.
“Company” is a leather portable side table.
It is an object that can keep traces of life.
There are lots of subtle but important events that happen with it. We might put our glasses, books, or other decorations on it. We also meditate, write diaries, and chat with beloved ones, etc.
The side table forms a private field for you. I use leather as a sign of the time since leather will gradually change in color and traces to become different as owners use it. Those marks create connections with owners.
The side table is regarded as an object that can record traces in life and it is designed to be easily carried to different residences, shaping the atmosphere of the personal space and making the field more homely feeling.
Its color and traces will gradually change through the time the user use.
It will trigger emotional connections and memories for the users and give them a sense of belonging through it.
In addition, the leather texture adds a sense of comfort and a feeling of relaxation.
1/3 Lower Part
Users can subconsciously decorate and classify different objects in daily life. There is also a slightly raised suture for pens or other stationery placed.
The acrylic base was laser cut with lots of holes along with the pattern and I used threads to outline the graphics, echoing the stitching of the leather.
The pattern was formed by overlapping maps which are the silhouette of the cities related to me.
(Espoo, Hsinchu, Taiwan)