8 arm table - base by Olda Zinke
The form, function,versatility and the exceptional value of the 8 arm base reflect the skills I have developed and the knowledge I have acquired working as a tool maker, metal fabricator, industrial designer, welder, machinist, product designer/developer and always the inventor. 36 pieces of cold drawn steel rod and 14 steel balls are welded into a seamless monolithic sculpture which is thoroughly detailed, finished and waxed. The steel is left in its natural state giving the base light gray metallic color. Threaded holes in the ball ends of the base 8 arms serve as attachment points for hardware that is designed to adapt the 8 arm base for a desired purpose. By the reason of its four point square stand and a top support the 8 arm base will gracefully carry round, square, rectangular, oval tops made of glass, stone, wood, concrete. Two bases will easily carry a very large and a very heavy rectangular or an oval conference table top.