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Thu 22.10.

‘Downside Up’ series by Claire Ferreira

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 22.10.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Downside Up' table by Claire Ferreira

'Downside Up' table by Claire Ferreira, photo by Roel Paredaens

The French designer and this year’s graduate from the Royal College of Art Claire Ferreira presented this beautiful series of semi-cast furniture at the London Design Festival.

Three distinct elements create Downside Up Table: a mould, a liquid and a frame.

Claire Ferreira poures Jesmonite – a bio-resin supplied as a water-based acrylic liquid and a mineral powder – inside a wooden base. The resin comes out of four separated slits and forms a smooth flat surface. Poured in different times, a unique pattern appears.

'Downside Up' table by Claire Ferreira

'Downside Up' table by Claire Ferreira, photo by Roel Paredaens

“The exact same quantity of materials is poured in each slot… Except that the setting time finally draws what is going to become a unique tabletop”, the designer explains.

Casting the table top

Casting the table top

Claire Ferreira pouring the liquid resin

Claire Ferreira pouring the liquid resin

“Downside Up Shelf is composed of three separated units, which can also be used as individual side tables.”

'Downside Up' shelf by Claire Ferreira

'Downside Up' shelf by Claire Ferreira, photo by Roel Paredaens

'Downside Up' shelf by Claire Ferreira, photo by Roel Paredaens

'Downside Up' shelf by Claire Ferreira, photo by Roel Paredaens

“Inspired by the impulsive behaviour of turning a bag over in order to find what we are looking for (see Rush Bags), I started to explore the ‘spilling over’ process and its upside down outcome to generate new typologies of products. I place my research ‘in-between’, aiming to create a dialogue between designed elements and less predictable ones, between solid and fluid materials, always trying to go beyond the edges of the object”, Claire Ferreira explains.

to the Claire Ferreira website