Usu: Form Invites Function
A look at gathering-space appropriate Usu, a four-legged stackable folding table from Howe.
Usu from Howe, Danish furniture manufacturer with a U.S. showroom in Chicago, is reported to be an ideal designer choice for the price-conscious client that requires simple aesthetics, space-saving attributes and ease of handling. The functional table is developed for multi-use gathering and learning areas.Usu's concealed castor solution and its chair hanger system adds still more to its ease of handling. The legs are folded in pairs by a simple, secure spring-handle and the sub frame can be used as carriage handle. Howe representatives report that the table’s simple, elegant aesthetics make it compatible with other furniture styles, as well. Details:TABLETOPS0.63” chipboard when surface is laminate. Total thickness 0.71”.LAMINATE VERSIONColored laminate with 0.03” laminate on both sides. Total thickness of 0.69”. Standardcolored laminates are black, white, and grey. Standard wood grain laminates are maple, cherry and walnut. Any Formica Color System color available upon request.EDGESStandard option is: 0.08” matching ABS edge on laminate tabletops.BASESROUND TUBE: Legs in round steel tube Ø1.38”. 0.98” gauge. Leg steel quality according to norm EN10305-3 and subframe according to DC01. Angled leg corners. Legs and mechanism in chrome (20 μ), or in Howe grey, white, black or alu grey powder coating. Subframe in white powder coating.SQUARE TUBE: Legs in square steel tube 1.38” x 1.38”. 0.98” mm gauge. Leg steel quality according to norm EN10305-3 and subframe according to DC01. Angled leg corners. Legs and mechanism in Howe grey, white, black or alu grey powder coating. Subframe in white powder coating.GLIDES & CASTORSAs standard four adjustable glides Ø1.38” made of black nylon (PA6). Adjustable up to 1.18” height. Two mono-directional castors in black nylon (PA6) in glides on one end are optional (castors in grey TPE). Consealed castors optional.MECHANISMFolding mechanism in steel construction concealed under polyamide cover. Release handle in spring-managed steel rod. Legs folds in pairs. Built-in friction to prevent legs for folding out unintendedly. STACKING CAPACITYFolded tables have a folding depth of 5”. Can be stacked vertically on short and long side.DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTDIMENSIONSThe height of the table is 28.7”.WEIGHT48” x 30” rectangular table with laminate tabletop weighs 55.8 lb.STANDARD SHAPES & SIZESRECTANGLES:48” x 24”48” x 30” 60” x 30”72” x 30” Other sizes available, please contact HOWE a/s for further inquiries and for warranty information.[Editor's note: This item was originally published in February 2017.]
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