I’ve been seeing a lot of tensegrity (and tensegrity-adjacent) table and other furniture designs recently.
Tensegrity is a Bucky Fuller design principle that applies when a discontinuous set of compression elements is opposed and balanced by a continuous tensile force (i.e. tension integrity), thereby creating an internal stress that stabilizes the entire structure.
In this Evan and Katelyn video, they build a floating table using tension integrity. When finished, they marvel at how stable the result is and how much weight it can handle without movement. Pretty nifty.
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