The Y-Table [Makerlab:Milan version] by The Anxious Prop, for DMY Makerlab Milan, 2011
See it at Betahaus Berlin - directions
The Y-Table is not a finished object. It is a customizable workstation that is CNC fabricated, built only on-demand to help resolve the common creative questions of its users. As a sustainable approach, it is a customizable idea designed to facilitate specific production processes while keeping material excess to a minimum. The Y-Table always keeps its distinctive three-partite form, but its dimensions and surface-features vary from use to use, from site to site.
The Makerlab Milan version was developed by Mendel Heit, with the support of the Makerlab Milan Team, Pedro Pineda, Jay Cousins, Patrick Kochlik, Luis Berríos-Negrón & Mason Juday.
The Y-Table was initially a participatory installation for Case 3 of The Anxious Prop at Salon Populaire in 2010. It served as an interface and large-scale template for the collective and the audience to come together through the editing and binding of The Black Swan Issue feuilleton. The initial concept was a collaboration between Luis Berríos-Negrón, Elín Hansdóttir, Mendel Heit, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, and The Product.