Two-thirds design, one third art…introducing the Based Upon Fracture Table.
Asked by a collector to create a piece of design art was intimate enough for a family of four to sit and have dinner at, yet large enough to accommodate friends for a celebration, we created the fracture table.
Our response was a table rooted in imperfection. A pristine white block floats above the ground on clear acrylic legs arranged randomly beneath it. It is defined by its imperfections: a crack that splits the table in two and a large handcarved splash in oxidised metal and resin that stains it. A wordy hypothesis is inscribed down one edge, beginning “even the immaculate perfection…”
The table is built from an aluminium honeycomb core and so very strong but light to lift. The legs incoporate a one click mechanism so can be attached or removed with a single twist of 29 degrees.
Playing around with the idea of design art, we stuck to the idea that something that we sit at to eat is a piece of design, while something that hangs on the wall is a piece of art.
Read more about the creation and development of this piece here: Fracture Table Case Study