Gautier Pelegrin and Vincent Taïani are two Frech designers who work together under the flag of Noon Studio. Noon Studio is based in London, U.K. and Avignon, France.

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.

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