Sharing method in Covid-19 special period

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路边的小桌(CURBSIDE TABLE)由KVA Matx事务所为Covid-19疫情设计,是基于特殊时期公众生活而设计的城市家具。小桌可放置于路边,为社区或小型商铺提供便携式及非接触式的物品交换点,方便周边居民轻松的交换商品和必需品。


The CURBSIDE TABLE created by KVA Matx, is an urban furniture design for the emerging infrastructure of public care in the time of Covid-19. Located at curbside, it serves neighbors and small business as a portable, contactless transfer station where goods and essential items are exchanged within easy reach.

As we slowly re-enter the public world, the CURBSIDE TABLE provides a surface that we can safely share —at different moments in time. Drawing on traditions of street markets, threshold stands, and micro-storefronts, it offers a forward-looking vision for collective urban practices of caring and sharing.

▼小桌放置于店铺门口,方便居民交换物品, table is placed at the entrance of the shop to facilitate residents to exchange items © KVA Matx

▼特殊时期的无接触购买方式,contactless purchase method in special period © KVA Matx

▼多用途小桌,multi-functional table © KVA Matx

路边的小桌是KVA Matx事务所在波士顿设计并制造的,由可持续性的胶合板制成。10秒不到,即可从一块平板组装成桌子,且不需要任何工具或硬件设施。桌子表面涂有保护性耐用油漆,无毒且可清洁。不使用时,桌子可拆解平放,人工搬运存放。

Created and fabricated in Boston by KVA Matx, the CURBSIDE TABLE is milled from simple, sustainable plywood. It assembles from flat to form with no tools or hardware in under 10 seconds. The table surface has a protective, durable paint finish that can be wiped clean and disinfected. When not in use, the CURBSIDE TABLE can be disassembled, carried by hand, and stored flat.

▼小桌由可持续性的胶合板制成,milled from sustainable plywood © KVA Matx

▼小桌的组装, assemble process © KVA Matx

▼桌板表面涂有保护性油漆,table surface has a protective, durable paint finish © KVA Matx

▼桌板连接处细节,table board connection details © KVA Matx


As we inhabit this devastating health crisis, the team at KVA chooses to focus on design that brings people together safely to support the diversity of urban public life. As a form of “counter” intelligence, the CURBSIDE TABLE is a social action that offers a new format for urban care in the face of increasing division, isolation, and inequity in our cities.

▼结构轴测图,axonometric drawing © KVA Matx 

▼3d模型,3d model © KVA Matx

Date: 2020-present
Status: ongoing
Location: Boston, MA

Frano Violich, FAIA; Managing Principal
Sheila Kennedy, FAIA; Principal Consulting on Design
Benjamin Widger, AIA; Project Architect
Nick Johnson; Karaghen Hudson; Greta Wong; Project Designers

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