An original take on a food-sharing system designed to aid in the sharing of communal meals across a large table.
The Archimedes’ Platter, named for the mechanism that inspired the design- the trammel of Archimedes- is a modern take on the traditional lazy Susan system. Rather than food just spinning in the centre of the table, the crossed linear rails and carriages of this design carry the food in and out from the centre of the table whilst it rotates, making the sharing of meals across large tables quick and effortless.
Ground stainless steel rods and machined Teflon (PTFE) sliders were used to ensure smooth movement in this system. The base and platter are both constructed of veneered plywood with an ebonised Ash surround. The top of the platter shows an explosion pattern cut from walnut burr veneer.
© Daniel Taylor-2020