Paul Loebach has design in his genes, here’s what his web-site says about him. “Descended from a long line of German woodworkers, Paul’s grandfather built airplanes for the U.S. military in the 1940’s, and his father is a manufacturing engineer who developed new plastic molding technologies for Union Carbide in the 1970’s. His work is a part of an idealistic transformation from a craft-based past to a design/engineering oriented future.”
This table is called Watson after James Watson, one of the scientists who co-discovered the shape of DNA. The leg shape also refers to the late 17th century English barley sugar twist, turned wood which was used for furniture legs. These ones however are made quite differently. Wood and carbon fiber are sandwiched together to provide optimum performance for a minimum volume of material, a fusion of aerospace and boat building technology.