With state-of-the-art engineering undergirding its mind-bending look, Surface Table owes to the pioneering collaboration of British designer Terence Woodgate and Formula One expert John Barnard. Exploiting the inherent rigidity and strength of carbon fiber, the table’s ultra-slim edge and long unbroken span defy the eye just as the inky black mirror surface yields, on close inspection, to a view of more than a million fiber strands extending its full length. Handcrafted at the racing industry’s leading facility which counts Ferrari, McLaren Lear and Lamborghini as clients, even the lacquer finishing of the table’s surface takes over 40 hours in Established & Sons’ Limited Edition marvel.
- 28.3" h x 94.4" w x 39.3" d (72x240x100cm)
- 28.3" h x 118.1" w x 39.3" d (72x300x100cm)
Carbon fibre, lacquer, steel
Established & Sons
“We have an opportunity to do something different,” says founder Sebastian Wrong of this British brand’s approach to furniture, lighting and a smattering of tabletop essentials and clocks. “To get a piece that you would love today but also your kids would really enjoy.”
Wrong was among the dream team of innovators— Mark Holmes, Wallpaper magazine ex-publisher Alasdhair Willis, marketer Tamara Caspersz and executive Angad Paul—when the brand launched at the 2005 London Design Festival. Their mandate was encapsulated by the name: “Established,” a clue to the respected design and creators in their fold; “Sons,” a nod to the new generation of talent.
A commitment to skilled craftsmanship and cutting-edge production continues today, if only Wrong remains at the helm. After stints with Hay and other larger brands, he returned in 2017 as creative director and to contribute his own distinctive pieces.
E&S is succeeding in its goal to add to the design vernacular with works such as Amanda Levete’s striking concrete Drift series and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s breakthrough Grid modular environments. So, too, has Wrong’s own distinct work, including the Filigrana lighting that recasts traditional Venetian glassworks in an updated vernacular, and the Wrongwood furniture and trays, which he collaborated on with Brit artist Richards Woods.