+0.70 (plus seventy) is a practical, light-weight, tailor-made side table for use in assisted living and health care centres. The table is adjusted to the typical height of seats for seniors. This ergonomic piece of furniture is easy-to-stack and can thus be put away in a compact manner. The table consists of one bent aluminum plate and is provided with rounded corners.
The piece of furniture is anthracite-coloured. The table’s 2 bearing surfaces have the following dimensions (width – height): 45m – 0.70m and 0.20m – 0.70m. The upper surface is a trapezium and has dimensions 0.45m – 0.36m –0.20m – 0.48m. Price: €130 (exclusive of VAT) when collected at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning (J. Plateaustraat 22, 9000 Gent). Contact for sales: Lionel Devlieger (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The piece of furniture has been designed by 7 Engineer-Architect students: Anne Baeyens, Eva De Bruyn, Charlotte Delhuvenne, Lien Deltour, Tilke Devriese, Julie Kerckhof, Jeroen Maes. They have united by the name of + 0.70, which stands for the table height, the target group and the number of members in the collective.
The design was developed on request of the assisted living and health care centre Dijlehof and in the framework of the course ‘Color and material’ for students of the second bachelor of architecture at UGent, lectured by Lionel Devlieger and Sarah McMaster. For this project, the students received a 2009 Cera-Award, a recognition for the social commitment of students with a technical-scientific education. A first prototype was sponsored by the aluminum-producing company Ursus and presented to the Dijlehof. The piece of furniture was registered as a trademark with the support of Techtransfer Ugent. In cooperation with Lab A of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design, a limited and numbered set of tables was produced. Forty of them will go to the Dijlehof, partly thanks to sponsoring by Cera. The remaining 60 will be put up for sale.