Laura Mochales

Collapsible table for Street Vendors in Jackson Heights

Class of: 2023

Major: Product Design BFA

Medium: Combination of multiple media: research, technical drawings, paper model and 3D rendering

Faculty: Aviva Maya Shulem

Prompt: After thorough research on a New York neighborhood, during the length of the semester, this project finalized our work by gathering all our research and bringing it together, to inform our response to the potentials and challenges of the neighborhood each of us dealt with. Our task was to design something that could benefit the neighborhood and its community based on the needs or problems we had gathered through our research.

In a way to provide opportunities for the community to interact and have more sidewalk life, my project creates a type of collapsible table for street vendors to use on the streets of Jackson Heights. Since the lack of space is a problem around the streets of the neighborhood, this table will fold into a compartment in the floor, using space efficiently when no one is using it. These tables will be scattered around the main area where the different communities interact: Roosevelt Avenue.