The designers teamed up with Arkheia, which is the commercial exponent of LERM, the French Laboratory for Material Research and Study. Arkheia developed a quick setting concrete in an attempt to elevate the material to a nobler rank.
The result: Impact, a coffee table with a concrete top shaped into a bowl. The bowl could be used to hold books, but just as well as a fish tank - wouldn't that be a conversation piece?
If you happen to be in Paris at the moment, do stop by at the Maison & Objet exhibition. Noon Objects have a stand (D46) with Impact on display.