The SLO_Gen communal table is the new focal point of Gensler’s Los Angeles office lobby, and the result of a partnership between Gensler and the Department of Architecture.
In order to achieve stunning curves, HI-MACS® material due to its thermoforming properties, resistance, seamless joints and the smooth surface.
Structural engineers at Buro Happold and HI-MACS® solid surfacing material provider LG Hausys joined multiple discussions to examine schemes and offer insight on constructability, cost and structural integrity.
The SLO_Gen's capacity to be combined with other materials, and the combination between the white colour of the solid surface with the natural wood creates a soft and elegant contrast and a focal point of the lobby.
Inspired by the design and opportunity, LG Hausys became a partner in the project, providing technical expertise and support for their HI-MACS® solid surface material, which proved to be the ideal material for achieving the table’s draped surface.