Furniture & Cast Concrete
Nothing we do is off the shelf. Not even the shelves. Or the tables, worksurfaces, cupboards and kitchens.
In-situ cast concrete allows us to create seamless, curved and irregularly-shaped surfaces for kitchens, bathrooms – and even fireplaces – that are as beautiful as they are hard-wearing – equally at home inside or outside the home. Concrete dining tables are durable enough to resist both weathering and toddlers, with optional epoxy resin coatings.
We even fold concrete: making tables and bookcases to order in impregnated fabric.
If you’ve ever wrestled with the problem of finding the right sized, right colour, right priced item for your home, you’ll know the advantages of the made-to-measure service we’re offering, at a cost that’s usually comparable to mid-range generic products. In fact, with large areas of (for instance, kitchen) worksurface, site-cast concrete works out substantially cheaper than similar solid materials such as Corian or uniformly-produced equivalents. Call for details on 01242 692455.
Levi / Clique
First featured in ITV’s ’60-Minute Makeover’ on April 26th, this timber and acrylic circular dining table plays with notions of weight and gravity and is ideally matched with any transparent or bent ply furniture, especially where a more organic finish than tempered glass is required.
Apparently suspended in mid-air, the solid timber top weighs as much as 70Kg in Finnish birch ply. With such a thick surface, edge detailing is a crucial design element; in Finnish birch, 90 cross-laid layers create a subtly architectural patterning of parallel horizontal bands across the circumference. Radiused edges further expose details of its construction. Using more conventional materials (clients are free to specify a staved timber of choice), edges are vertically striated.
The 120mm thick surface contains battery-operated LEDs that refract through the one piece transparent tubular pedestal, raising the table on a column of light. In high ambient light levels the effect is very subtle, but in typical dining conditions, the pedestal base throws a strong halo and the cylinder wall emits a diffuse glow.
The table contains an integral charger: simply plug it in for a few hours, stow the lead in a drawer, and Levi or Clique will keep on shining, wire-free, for a hundred hours or more.
The circular, six-seat version, Levi, has been designed to operate in high / low-level modes, as a dining or coffee table. The low-level variant is also positioned at the correct height for Japanese-style floor seating. This flexibility is achieved by the most economical means: the same top fits a 740mm or 360mm pedestal – clients are able to order Levi with either – or both – sizes, and interchange them instantly. There are no mechanical fixings (once again gravity does the work), and the lighting works identically at either height.
Clique, seating up to 12, is available in a number of configurations, all of which are perfect for dinner parties and more intimate family dining. The simplest possible expedient transforms the 2.35m long table into a dual-zone eating space: put the kids at one end and they’ll think they have their own party; subtly group guests into like-minded conversational factions; or enjoy a cosy meal for two without that nagging sensation that a tranche of dinner guests have died.
Clique solves all the problems of a big table without compromising the big table experience. No bolt-in or fold-out contraptions are required to eat en famille one night and en masse the next.
Unless otherwise specified, all tops come in an oiled water resistant finish. Varnish and epoxy resin coated alternatives are available at extra cost.
Levi is also available with a pre-cast concrete top in a variety of colourways on a lead time of 45 days rather than the usual 30. All tables are made bespoke to order. Worldwide delivery is possible.