Table made out of prison bars and gym floor.
The demolished prison, colloquially called Bijlmer Bajes, was designed in the 1970s as a humanistic prison. The architecture of the building is representative of a different mentality towards penitentiary institutions: a more optimistic approach of re-education rather than just a punitive function. This resonates especially in the presence of the gym, and in the prison bars shaped as sun protection - which were added later when the windows without bars proved to be too susceptible to break-outs. The original modernist design by architects Pot-Keegstra did not include bars in front of the windows, emanating the idea to help people recover in a ‘hotel' rather than lock them up.
The design features a table surface made from the gym floor. For Table Reframe, we have reinterpreted the colorful lines on a normal gymfloor by creating a playful composition. This references the importance of play in upbringing and education - or more specifically the re-education principle of the humanistic prison. The table also futures a frame made from prison bars.
Width: 1445 mm
Length: 1500 mm
Height: 755 mm
Weight: 70 kg
Available in outdoor & indoor finish.