The Cradler (ˈkrādl·er) serves as a mobile nightstand that allows for efficiency. Its construction allows the Cradler to serve multiple purposes: a table, a storage space, a portable surface. Simultaneously, it allows for cord management.
Above: a complete set of the Cradler’s parts.
Materials include: walnut, ash, plywood, PVC, and aluminum.
Launching from initial sketches, the Cradler was prototyped in cardboard. Poplar mockups of the leg joinery to the main container educated a proper angle, hardware design, and stability of the table. With the combination of cardboard and wooden models, necessary dimensions and mechanics were finalized in a Rhino drawing.