© Simo Lahtinen 2016
The core idea was to design a contemporary and functional side table, which can be manufactured cost efficiently and suitable for sale online. Due to MATE’s handle and light construction it is easy to move and for that reason it serves in many purposes at home. Functional form makes it ideal for living room, bedroom or entrance hall. MATE as a word represents connection, link and joint, and the key feature of the design is that the parts fit perfectly together. Parts can be cut from the same sheet of wood, which allows simple and low cost manufacturing. Three components made of plywood are attached with only two bolts. From logistical perspective MATE can be delivered space saving and without breaking in a flat and light package.