Rapha Clubhouse Table

2016 

Industrial Design
3D CAD Generation

In April 2017 Rapha opened a clubhouse in Mallorca - one of the most beautiful locations to ride in Europe. Together with the Rapha team, we designed a unique 3D topographical map of the island. As the clubhouse centrepiece - the table/map allows visitors to plan their rides.

The table has been precision milled from Valchromat - emphasising every last 1.2mm contour/step. Each of the key climbs on the island has been called-out with a monolithic extrusion. 

Photography: Johan Björklund, Benedict Campbell & Wig Worland

Top view of a topographical map centrepiece showing cycling routes in Mallorca made of extruded Valchromat steps.

To create the table, we downloaded topographic data from the region. We then simplified the raw data, in order to create a more striking, stylised and unique appearance – leaving us with a skeleton of line-work. From this we were able to create the thousands of topographic steps in 3D CAD and a table that is an exact scale representation of Mallorca’s mountains.

Exterior of the Rapha Clubhouse in Mallorca. A cyclist is inside and another is riding nearby.
Rapha clubhouse, cased inside a wooden table is a topographical map centrepiece showing cycling routes in Mallorca made of extruded Valchromat steps.
Top view of a topographical map centrepiece showing cycling routes in Mallorca made of extruded Valchromat steps and Rapha logo.
Top view of a topographical map centrepiece showing cycling routes in Mallorca made of extruded Valchromat steps and added information including a brief explanation of the regions and the scale of the map.
Topographical map centrepiece showing cycling routes in Mallorca made of extruded Valchromat steps cased in a light wood table.
Isometric view of a topographical map centrepiece showing cycling routes in Mallorca made of extruded Valchromat steps.