Downside Up: Poured Liquid Solidifies into Tables & Shelves


When the fluid hardens, you never know quite what shape it might make – that surprise is part of the fun and uniqueness of this casting technique.

A bio-resin made of acrylic liquid and mineral powder is poured into the wooden base, turned upside down, and spills out onto a frame below through slits in the central support.

The result is different each time, but essentially consists of a flat top (plus or minus interesting lines and patterns) with an uneven underside – and an often-unpredictable edge condition.

Claire Ferreira (images by Roel Paredaens) featured her work at the London Design Festival after graduating from the Royal College of art. Shelves, tables, really any furnishing with a surface is an intriguing candidate for this process.

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