SLIM table set
Production Anttiina Oy
Design Jukka Jokinen & Heikki Konu
SLIM is an oak table set manufactured by Anttiina Oy. Slim is aesthetically light but a high quality and sturdy table. The natural oak material ages beautifully and the timeless design ensures that the table becomes a lifelong partner.
The set consists of a dining table and console table. The dining table comes in two sizes, for 4 and 6 persons. Anttiina is a Finnish furniture company known for its skilled craftsmanship and high quality materials. The oak table is 100% made in Kauhajoki, Finland.
We begin the design process by studying the market situation of the product under design. This comparison helps to understand the competitive situation of the product and helps to delimit the features of the concept.
Ideation and sketching
After the market research, the ideation and sketching phase begins. The sketching is usually done by hand. We like to consider many options and make a lot of drawings first and then narrow down the options to find the best idea concept.
We have excellent knowledge of the use of modeling programs and product drawings are created with the help of editable 3D models. In 3D modeling, the shapes and exact details of products, different components and materials can be precisely defined.
We use our own 3D printer to create models of product concepts. This benefits the design work and can be used to show how the dimensions and other features of the product actually look like.
Before a product really exists, we can create rendered images by 3D modeling and rendering the product concept. This way the customer can see how the finished product would look before the first prototype is created. Can you see the difference between a real and a computer image?
Render vs. real
Prototype and production
The prototype of the table was made in the Anttiina factory in Kauhajoki, Finland.
“The designers quickly understood the possibilities and limitations of Anttiina’s production methods. This beautiful table set was successfully launched on a fast schedule”
Antti Myllyniemi, CEO Anttiina Oy