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The Lego Boardroom Table

abgc an architecture and design company working out of Dublin, Ireland were hired by the recently formed Advertising agency Boys and Girls to design a gorgeous Geaorgian house with high ceilings, great spaces and original joinery, but décor that was decidedly solicitory. The brief was succinct; playful but not juvenile.

abgc proposed to make a 1.2 x 2.7metre boardroom table (4ft x 9ft) made out of Lego. A monolithic slab made up of a random pattern of the instantly recognizable lego pixels, with the company’s logo is built in relief into the table top, falling away under a glass surface. Architects don’t normally work as contractors so it was hugely rewarding for abgc and financially efficient for our client.

The table consists of 22,742 pieces clicked together with traditional lego construction techniques (no glue), a 136mm grommet is located in its centre. It sits on a polished Stainless Steel square hollow section structure built by B.A. Engineering of Prussia St and is topped with a 10mm sheet of toughened glass manufactured by Action Glass.

Artist Cormac Browne also helped, using tripods, clamps and magic arms from the wizards sleeve of camera equipment to take over 8,000 photos for a 2 minute stop frame animation of the construction and installation.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandru

Alexandru is the co-owner of TopDesignMag. “If it looks easy, it's hard. If it looks hard, it's impossible. If it looks impossible, it's due tomorrow. At 8 A.M.”

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