Armourcoat has collaborated with UK furniture designer, Steuart Padwick, on the Eye of the Storm table. This highly original concept design, made from Ductal Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC), was launched at Clerkenwell Design Week in London.
Multi-award winning designer Steuart Padwick is known for his warm, witty and sculptural furniture, with sleek lines and his trademark attention to leg design. The Sunday Times recently named his Legs Crossed dressing table as number 24 in the 100 Design Must-Haves for the Stylish Home.
Armourcoat is a leading manufacturer of innovative surface finishes and sculptural effects and, as a result, has become an integral feature of some of the world’s most prestigious architectural interiors.
Steuart comments on the project: “This collaboration began with a chance meeting with Armourcoat at Design Shanghai in March. I was immediately excited by the enormous potential of Ductal and it gave me the idea to create a table that showed off Ductal’s properties, and yet was a dramatic piece of furniture in its own right.
“It has been a pleasure working with Armourcoat and I think, together we have produced something wonderful.”
The Eye of the Storm table shows how Ductal is ideally suited to furniture design, allowing unusually thin sections with an outstanding level of surface finish detail. Its strength and durability is even greater than natural stone.
Ductal possesses a unique combination of superior properties including strength, ductility, durability and enhanced aesthetics. It can also be pigmented to a wide range of colours. This enables designers to realise new sculptural approaches to concrete forms.
Armourcoat holds the first sublicence to manufacture Ductal precast elements in the UK.