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Ala - Tisch
The table is of a light wooden structure which allows for a construction of a larger size. Because of this characteristic it was named „Ala“, meaning wing in the Romansh language. The challenge for Jon Armon Rauch was to form the mainstay of the table board in such a way so that the lightness of the table would be fully exploited. Its harmony derives from the geometrical form of the chakras. The idea for the tabletop contsruction arose in 2011, whereas the spirited idea of the mainstay occured a year later. The table consists of three compoundable parts: a tabletop, a three-legged triangle and a one-legged circle. Despite its length of 19 feet and mere weight of 176 pounds, the tabletop provides stability as well as support.
The unique scent of the Swiss stone pine wood and its relaxing properties are enhanced through the lamellar design. The ALA Table is an example of innovative use of wood as a construction material.
© Jon Armon Rauch, Architect Scuol