Troels Flensted Uses Flecked Resin Surfaces As Tabletops

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Northmodern 2015: Danish designer Troels Flensted has created a collection of resin tabletops patterned with flecks of brightly coloured pigment .

Troels Flensted collection at Northmodern 2015

A series of oblong and circular surfaces made from a mixture of acrylic powder, resin and chunks of coloured pigment form the Poured Table variety by Troels Flenstead – founder of Flensted Studio.


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Troels Flensted collection at Northmodern 2015

To produce the tabletops, the liquid material is poured into a mould and the surface is sanded smooth to reveal vibrant pieces of aggregate lodged in the composite.

Flensted developed the process for his graduation project from London arts college Central Saint Martins final year.

Troels Flensted collection at Northmodern 2015

The designer has recently moved back to his native Denmark in pursuit of far more reasonably priced studio space and presented the pieces at Copenhagen style show Northmodern earlier this week.

Troels Flensted collection at Northmodern 2015

Throughout the casting approach of one particular piece, air bubbles that rose to the surface of the material were filled in with a darker pigment to draw focus to, rather than hide, the imperfections.

Troels Flensted collection at Northmodern 2015

“It started out as a mistake,” Flensted told Dezeen. “But it shows a bit of the handmade story, how the material is behaving.”

Troels Flensted collection at Northmodern 2015

“It’s all about highlighting the behaviour of the material. It’s the starting point of all my processes,” he added.

Troels Flensted collection at Northmodern 2015

The method has been utilized to develop each circular and rectangular tops for a series of metal-framed tables, as effectively as a teardrop-shaped mount for an exposed lightbulb.

Troels Flensted collection at Northmodern 2015

“I locate myself designing things with a large surface region to show off the material,” said Flensted. “It is virtually kind follows function.”

Troels Flensted collection at Northmodern 2015

A length of black flex threads by way of two holes at the tip of the teardrop face, allowing the height to be adjusted.

Troels Flensted collection at Northmodern 2015

The designer copied the form in solid pieces of wood – a material he has also employed to create other items of furnishings.

Troels Flensted collection at Northmodern 2015

These consist of a triangular side table produced from tiny pieces of hexagonal wood that hone in on curving sections of the timber’s growth rings. Flensted made four versions of the Grain table in walnut, cherry, beech and fir wood.

Troels Flensted collection at Northmodern 2015

The honeycomb formation of the timber gives the table a ragged edge that allows a variety of pieces to slot together.

Troels Flensted collection at Northmodern 2015

Components is a modular coffee table with removable lacquered platforms that can be utilized as a tray to transport beverages amongst kitchen and living room.

Troels Flensted collection at Northmodern 2015

Northmodern concluded on Tuesday. Other goods showcased at the inaugural year for the event integrated the most current homeware accessories by Menu and a series of pale oak furnishings that incorporates plants.

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