Liquid Geology by CAN
London-based architecture studio CAN has launched Liquid Geology, a collection of tables continuing the practices’ experimental research into innovative material use in unexpected contexts.
The series features a dining, coffee and side table characterised by chunky rubber coated bases and slimline, steel enamel tops. The steel is hand cut and lightly bent to form a soft lip around the edge. The table tops are coated with rich blue, green or orange enamel and fired in a kiln at 820 degrees celsius, before being hand splattered in a contrasting tone and re-fired.
The rough, craggy bases are coated in ‘rubber rock’, a unique material composition of recycled rubber chips and resin developed by CAN whilst researching alternative material uses in furniture production. Each base, which varies in size and form, is hand cast and coated in deep gloss paint to enhance the texture.