We were approached by Aston University following a recommendation from Aberystwyth University, in connection with the reuleaux triangle tables we had developed for the IBERS project. The tables for Aberystwyth were designed to accommodate a maximum of six students – Aston were looking for tables that would take up to eight, but with the same folding functionality, enabling the room to be cleared quickly when required for exams. We worked with our frame manufacturer to re-design the table base, and in the process took the opportunity to improve the flip-top and locking mechanisms. The table top shape was also re-designed, and a prototype made for the client to ‘test drive’ prior to full production. A few tweaks were made following the viewing of the prototype and the design process was complete. The tables were manufactured and delivered soon afterwards, and the client testimonial speaks for itself.
Feedback from both students and lecturer's has been extremely positive and the environments are now the most popular classrooms on campus.