The bollard table is an experiment in the anonymous appropriation of the commons; a gift that acknowledges the enduring nature of the space and its people while testing the boundaries of regulation and ownership. The table was constructed from layers of CNC machined MDF sheet and then hand sanded and finished with Bitumen paint. It is designed in three parts, the bottom two forming a clamp that uses the profile of the bollard to create a secure fixing, and a top that splays out like a continental cafe table.
The table was installed anonymously without permission, and remained in place for two and a half years. During that time the gatherings grew, the table got a Facebook page, the local municipality cleared it of drink cans regularly and even painted it occasionally. To the authorities it was hidden in plain sight, to its patrons it was an important gesture in support of their belonging.