Mobile Cutting Table at Car Design Studio Promotes Organization and Collaboration

17 Sep 2018

When most people think about car design, they think about a vehicle’s exterior. But the interior must be thoughtfully designed, too, and prototyping helps designers choose fabrics and trim that are functional and comfortable while also reflecting a car’s overall look and feel.

A major automobile manufacturer’s design studio needed a large cutting table with plenty of room to lay out and cut fabric for prototype seats, ceiling panels, and other interior features. The designers needed drawers to keep cutters, measuring devices, and other tools organized and easily accessible. They also wanted to be able to move the table around to accommodate large or unwieldy prototypes or groups of people collaborating on a project.

The Los Angeles-based Spacesaver consultant worked with the designers to understand their needs, and then she worked with Spacesaver’s engineering and manufacturing teams to create a solution. They designed and built two counter-height steel drawer cabinets and then attached them back-to-back. Lockable casters were added for mobility, and ruler guides and a semi-transparent cutting mat over the top of the table create a continuous cutting surface.  The table measures 72 inches wide by 80 inches deep and has 32 drawers of various sizes.

The end result is a large mobile cutting table that promotes organization and collaboration.  Contact us to see how we can help with your next workplace challenge!


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