“A deceptively understated design with a dynamic twist,” as described by its creator, the thermal-sensitive surfaces of this pair of furniture pieces turns temporary interactions into lingering visual memories.

Coasters, of course, leave a watermark – as they might, by accident, on an ordinary hardwood furnishing … but so do your arms and legs, leaving its creator (Jay Watson) to ask in its tile that you Linger a Little Longer. Bonus: touching the surfaces with something hot reveals the wood grain below.

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Black on solid chestnut, the shapes of the bench and table are intentionally subdued so as not to detract from the dramatic effect of the heat-reactive finish. One has to wonder what will happen over time, though – will this superficial coating grow distorted in unpredictable ways, or perhaps leave long traces of repetitive activities like two-dimensional dents?