Late last summer we where contacted by 2020 Projects to help with the refurbishment of the Fox cafe at Falmouth University.
The brief was to create circular tables to surround potted trees with bench’s to seat up to 8 people. With the space often being used for a variety of events, all the items needed to be free standing to allow easy removal when required.
With this in mind, plus a tight budget we decided that a bespoke solution would be the best route to take. 316 stainless steel tube provided the framework for both the benches and the tables, as it give us the ability to produce the simple curves that formed a pleasingly protective edge to the timber slats. Through the efficient use of these materials and carefully designed components we where able to create the desired products, on time and under within budget.
Although the furniture was situated in an internal area we still opted to use FSC Iroko slats as this class of timber is very stable and not prone to splits. They where then finished with an interior grade oil to offer a long lasting protective coating at against tea and coffee stains.
The finished products allow for great flexibility yet retains an aesthetic design that will last for years to come.