The design have note been made in a traditional graphic CAD program. But instead in a Python-based text CAD-program. Doing CAD in Python is really rewarding and fun and have several benefits compared to the graphical way in my opinion.
The design of the coffee table is fully parameterised so the size can be freely changed and scaled using design parameters. The design parameters are for example length, width, height, thickness of glass, thickness of legs etc.
Originally is designed the model using the direct python script functionality of FreeCAD. But some weeks ago I migrated the design to Cadquery and cqparts. Cadquery is a python script framework for generating 3d models. Cqparts builds on cadquery and adds functionality of parts and assemblies. Today cadquery uses Freecad as backend but it is designed with the intent of being backend agnostic. There is for example ongoing work to add PythonOCC as backend.
Below is an embedded model of the 3d-model that you can rotate and zoom in on.Show 3D-model in fullscreen
This coffee table is now also a part of what we sell at GNH Design that is my and Hans-Erik Hansanders design company. The beauty of the parametric design is that it is very easy for us to offer specials of the coffee table with customized dimensions and so on.
Here are some pictures of that table.
Are you interested in getting a customized coffee table from us or have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.
Most people do not have the tools or the possibilites to build this kind of table and does that have probably dont want to buy the table from us but instead build one themself. :)
Due to this reasoning and due to that I believe in the power of open source I have decided to licens the source code for this coffee table as open hardware under the CERN OHL v1.2 licens. This means that anyone is free to to use and build the design.
I hope to both spread knowledge and also maybe get feedback on the design and suggestions for improvements. All design files and instructions are available at the GNH Design GitHub.