Birdie Table
Jason Phillips Thursday 14 Oct 2010

A design concept which employs a certain aerodynamic and balance that was inspired by the shuttlecock.

A shuttlecock, sometimes called a birdie, is a high-drag projectile used in the sport of badminton. It has an open conical shape: the cone is formed from sixteen overlapping feathers, usually goose or duck, embedded into a rounded cork base. The cork is covered with thin leather.

The shuttlecock's shape makes it extremely aerodynamically stable. Regardless of initial orientation, it will turn to fly cork first, and remain in the cork-first orientation.

 


designer biog

Jason Phillips

<p>Jason was born in New York and grew up in the furniture industry. He Studied at the Huntington School of Fine Arts and spent a year at the Universidad de Sevilla in Seville Spain.</p> <p>Currently an active member of many furniture industry organizations, including the ASFD (American Society of Furniture Designers), the YLH (Young Leaders of Hospitality), and is a Board Member of the YHFP (Young Home Furnishings Professionals), Jason is also a founding member of the SFC (Sustainable Furniture Council)</p> <p>In 2005 he received a B.F.A. in Industrial Design and has been the winner of numerous industry awards over the years, most recently nominated as a finalist in the 20th Annual Pinnacle Awards.</p>