Surface table and chair collection is a combined effort of two giants, one from the world of furniture design and one from the world of Formula One racing car design. Terence Woodgate and John Barnard teamed up to create this innovative table for British manufacturer Established & Sons, and after the success of the project added a chair to it. Both pieces are made from the same layered carbon fibre material John Barnard famously introduced for the McLaren Formula One car chassis in 1981. Thanks to the lightweight durability of the material, the table can span 3 meters while remaining super thin (the piece has a thickness of just 2mm at the edge). The Surface chair follows the same trait of delicate form and supreme structural integrity. Its paper-thin seat can withstand even the heaviest occupant. Both Surface items come in black. The table also comes in walnut veneer.
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Through a process of extensive prototyping, testing and calculating, Swedish designer Tobias Berneth created the only 6mm thick table Thinner. The elegant thinness really appeals to the aesthetic senses, while still the functionality is still fully intact. To gain the required stability, the table was constructed like the wing of an aeroplane. ‘Inspired by aeroplanes’… how Swedish! And although it’s not actually the thinnest table around (that must be the 2mm thick carbon fiber Surface), it is nothing less than a joy to look at.