Paul Preissner, 41, recently made a couple of round, flat-pack tables out of mint-colored Corian. “It was the cheapest way of producing furniture with one of the most expensive materials,” says the architect, who was experimenting with the process to help out a friend who runs MakeTime, a company that lets designers share time on computer numerical control (CNC) machines. But the one-off project is also emblematic of Preissner’s interest in the unexpected. “There is something kind of funny and disrespectful with the endeavor, but it produces something deeply interesting,” he says, noting his use of a luxurious material for a simple table made in one of the least expensive, “dumbest” ways.
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