Solid / Liquid Dinner Table
Solid / Liquid Table
Circular design research with solid surface kitchen and bathroom leftovers.
- since 2019
- size: 75 x 75 x 75 cm
- materials: solid surface table top and a steel base.
For at home, your garden or balcony
Initially we designed this SOLID / LIQUID table for ourselves! a Table, almost the most important element for your home, cafe or restaurant! We needed a dinner table on our balcony, and here it is! Delicious and Colourful.
It is made of residual pieces, therefore every table will look slightly different, your unique circular table!
Solid surface material is a delicate composition of acrylic, minerals and natural pigments that combine to create a smooth, non porous, thermoformable and visually seamless surface. The material meets the highest standards for quality in all aspects: material performance, fabrication, functionality and hygiene. Mostly used in kitchen, bathrooms, hospitals and counterdesks.
it is available in many colours and it requires a lot of sanding and manual work, but then the surface will become as soft as velvet!
With extensive research, the studio developed a circular system to create new meaning to otherwise discarded pieces of beautiful material with unexpected possibilities and circularity.
When the studio designed a custom kitchen for a client with a solid surface worktop, they discovered the amount of leftovers which is created in the process of making it. This was the reason to partnership with the factory and collect the leftovers where the kitchen tops and amongst other products are made out of Hi-Macs, Corian, Betacryl and more.
These pieces of different sizes, colours and textures, are composed in a series of tables, coffee tables, food dishes and cabinets / console each with a unique identity. Resulting in great interior pieces with up-cycling and consciousness in mind.
It all started...
With SOLID/LIQUID, Studio Thier&vanDaalen explored the possibilities of HI-MACS by using a corresponding and contrasting colour for the liquid solid surface. Instead of using the liquid solid surface in an invisible way, they used it as a decorative part of the design.
The name SOLID/LIQUID resembles the process of creating the pieces; geometric shapes of solid surface material are fused together. Thereby, the studio created a relief within the solid pieces for the liquid solid surface to go its own way, creating new shapes and effects within the boundaries of the pattern. Have look on our website SOLID/LIQUID Kitchen
This research is made possible with support of Baars&Bloemhoff and CORA techniek.