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.

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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.