The idea behind the Wedge Table design arose from the interest to create furniture that can be built, stored and delivered in a simple and space saving way with less hand labour involved.
The reinforcing effect through the interlocking segments creates a solid structure which defines the visual character of the table. The top plate is fixed with three screws from the bottom with a conical fitted plywood piece. For storage and shipment the tables can be disassembled, stacked and packed in a small carton board box.
Andreas Kowalewski was born in Berlin, Germany. Ever since he was a child he has been interested in making things and observing them. He started drawing at a early age and moved on to sculpture eventually.
After finishing his cabinetmaker apprenticeship and an education in product design at the Carl Severing Academy, he studied at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and graduated with a master’s degree in industrial design.
He has worked for several design studios in Essen, Berlin and Munich. Further more he gained experiences at the Whirlpool Design Center in Varese, at Audi Design in Ingolstadt and at Philips Design in Eindhoven, Singapore and lastly in Amsterdam where he currently holds the position of a creative design lead.
His work is mainly a result of experimenting with material properties and the latest manufacturing technologies within a process that involves the expertise of various people operating in different industry fields. It is his ambition to create new alternatives through critical design, to reinterpret, improve and never repeat. The Amsterdam based studio was founded in 2011 and is specialized in industrial and furniture design.