October 14, 2008 - Formaspace Technical Furniture is proud to announce the use of Formaspace workbenches on PROTOTYPE THIS, an all-new Discovery Channel series. PROTOTYPE THIS brings viewers straight to the drawing board and through the design process to experience firsthand as inventions come to life. The series features a team of expert engineers who work each week to come up with one-of-a-kind prototypes of tomorrow for people to experience today. The Discovery Channel series premieres Wednesday, October 15th at 10pm e/p.
The show’s premise highlights a Formaspace passion – innovators using Formaspace products to create the products of tomorrow. Because Formaspace’s products are so flexible, they are ideally suited to custom applications that change from week to week. Formaspace benches provide the groundwork for discovery and creation.
Co-host Mike North worked with Formaspace to design the benches used on the television series. Half of the benches ordered feature the Formaspace benchmarx design, which provides adjustable overhead storage for infinite flexibility. The work surfaces are a mixture of High Density Polyurethane, Mapleblock, and Plastic Laminate, allowing for a variety of applications. All benches feature total lock casters for mobility and 16 gauge steel subframes for durability.
The benches used on PROTOTYPE THIS can be seen in the “Lair” on the Prototype Island Tour at http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/prototype-this/invention-central/invention-central.html. CAD drawings of the benches ordered by co-host Mike North are available below. If you are interested in the benches used on PROTOTYPE THIS, please contact Formaspace at 800-251-1505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centerpiece Assembly Workbench:
96X48X36 HDPE topped welded basix with total lock casters and full depth lower shelf
Zoz Brooks Bench:
72X30X36 Mapleblock topped welded benchmarx with total lock casters, 48 inch overhead light, 12 inch adjustable shelf, 48 inch power strip, cable management, under counter tool drawer with 3 drawers, and utility/file drawer combo
Joe Grand Bench:
72X30X36 Mapleblock topped welded benchmarx with total lock casters, 48 inch overhead light, 2 12 inch adjustable shelves, 48 inch under shelf light, 48 inch power strip, cable management, half depth lower shelf
Mike North Bench:
72X30X36 Mapleblock topped welded benchmarx with total lock casters, 48 inch overhead light, 2 12 inch adjustable shelves, 48 inch power strip, cable management, keyboard pullout, and under counter tool drawer with 5 drawers
2 72x36x34 welded basix benches with plastic laminate tops on total lock casters, one with a small storage cubbie underneath the work surface