Two Royal Designers for Industry, one from the world of furniture design, and one from the world of Formula 1 racing car design, collaborated to create the Surface Table, a super-slim composite table. A true engineering accomplishment, the incredible Surface Table uses state-of-the-art auto-sport technology to exploit the inherent rigidity and strength of carbon fibre. The 2mm thick edge and long span de es the eye with its improbable lightness and solidity. Radius corners, round legs, domed feet and rounded edges accentuate the slimness and seamlessness of the design.
‘With the Surface Table, the emphasis is on the reflective quality that the ultra thin black surface creates’ Woodgate was inspired to consider this aesthetic when he saw the original table compared to Richard Wilson’s extraordinary work 20:50 in Plain Space, the retrospective of architect’s John Pawson’s work by Alison Morris. 20:50 plays with viewer’s perceptions of space by perfectly reflecting an entire room in a smooth black mirror of sump oil. ‘The table being compared to a work of that importance made me realize that the reflection in the finish is extraordinary in its own right.’ - Terence Woodgate
Terrence Woodgate is a modernist at heart, he is known for his simple, thoughtful and understated designs. Woodgate works from his studio in East Sussex where he continues to quietly seek new expressions in design. In 2003 he was elected a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI). He has received several international design industry awards including the German Red Dot ‘Best of the best’ award and the IF ecology award. In the UK he has won the Observer⁄Elle Decoration design award for furniture and a Wallpaper* magazine design award. Examples of his work are held in the permanent collections of the Museu d’Arts Decoratives, Barcelona and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
John Barnard is one of the most innovative racing car design engineers of this generation. He was first thrown in the limelight after he won the USAC series and Indianapolis 500. He pioneered and built the world’s first carbon fibre monocoque, winning three consecutive Formula One world championships for McLaren. Uniquely he has been technical director⁄ chief designer at both Ferrari and McLaren. Headhunted by Ferrari he pioneered for them the first hydro electronic gearbox, a system that is now used by all F1 teams. His system of using paddles on the steering wheel and an automatic clutch has now migrated to road cars. Asked to re-join Ferrari in 1992 he designed and built Ferraris in Guildford from 1993-1997. His Ferrari 641, one of the most beautiful Ferrari racing cars, is in the MoMa, New York permanent collection. His influence can be seen in every single car on the grid today.
Established & Sons is a British brand representing all that is innovative in contemporary design. Well-known and respected as the brand that champions individual expression, design enthusiasts turn to the Established & Sons collection to nd imaginative products with style and personality.
Established & Sons has supported, developed and produced works by some of the leading practitioners of our time and nurtured the careers of many young designers. A willingness to provide freedom to the artists and craftsmen it works with delivers original pioneering ideas that evolve into exceptional furniture and lighting collections.
The company presents designs that have the power to shock, challenge and widen accepted parameters. Chosen by collectors to provide a feature and talking point, some designs push material technology and even the laws of physics. Others contain elegance, humour, and a story to be told, a tale of multiple creative disciplines and dialogues uniting as a designer experiments and further develops their creative language.
Relying on skilled craftsmen and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, the designs are at the same time diverse in the extreme and united in their quest for the extraordinary. They aspire to set the tone in the global conversation on design and mirror the essential character, style and identity of London, the birthplace and home of Established & Sons.
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