Furniture Designed by FISHER ARCHitecture
The Tensegrity Table and The Picture Bench

To the right, a Portugese cork clad, Fisher Architecture designed base and backrest, ably constructed by Justin Lacey at Day Shift Furniture here in Pittsburgh, supports a picture rail and two Kjaerholm replica lounges by Modern Classics. The glass vessels are by Kathleen Mulcahy.

 

On the left is our Tensegrity Table.  The structural members of this unlikely, super-lightweight base are loaded in either pure compression or pure tension.  The concept was invented by sculptor, Kenneth Snelson, and popularized by Buckminster Fuller in the early 1960’s. The chairs are by Hans Wegner.  This custom prototype was skillfully handcrafted for FISHER ARCHitecture by builder/designer, Marc Delissio, who is shown at work in slide four.