Lofe by Julie Hong

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Lofe is a coffee table that searches to find the balance between form, mass and material. Lofe has a low balanced stance and a large silhouette that attempts to bring a sense of tranquility into the room. Because mass can be perceived as loud, she wanted to contrast the weight with the softness of fabric to balance the form. It is necessary to find a space where people can disconnect from technology and find a space for people to truly relax. Julie Hong began to search different elements that makes us feel a sense of tranquility and peace. Two elements she discovered were heavy and soft; heavy weight can be translated as a sense of peace whether it is visually big or exaggerated or actual weight of an object.Lofe started with 1/4 scale mock up with foam and then developed into full scale paper mock up to finalize scale. Final prototype was built with CNC milling and upholstery fabricator for outer body of table. Cherry wood top is done by CNC machine, then polished with matte clear coat to give slight sheen. Body is made with plywood panel joined with curved plywood panel to create pill shape, then layered with 1/4 thickness foam padding to create softer body. Living room space can be cluttered due to little things like TV remote, magazines, charging cables, etc. Lofe offers hidden storage space underneath wood lid so that you can maintain your coffee table space clean and minimize visual noise in your space.