OMNITON: THE FIRST VERSATILE TABLE FOR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR
Furniture made of sand, water, pigment, with addition of stone flour.
As part of the project for the Russian market, the Omniton team has created a new unique product – a heavy dining table made of high-end concrete in three colors.
The table was designed and developed by James O’Brien and Joseph Van Der Steen, who specialize in craft production of interior objects. Completely natural and eco-friendly composition combines expertise, centuries of practice, and modern technologies in materials science and design.
In the imaginative hands of the British architects, the Omniton material has acquired a beautiful shape and color, which makes it resemble the fabric of eternal stone, lightweight composite, or even limestone.
Together with photographer Monika Dubinkaite, we decided to convey the visual aesthetics and functionality of the table through sprouted ears of corn and frozen comets of wildflowers, combining nature with elements of home and countryside life.
The table is an art object, where every line and every angle are thought out, its tactile sensations are nearing absolute, and the high-tech pigment integration is close to ideal. Color white, the main theme in the product line, embodies the idea of cleanliness, air, and versatility. The outdoor table is fully resistant to mud.
Durability, seamless shape and design details of the heavy table offer the basis for a high-quality interior or exterior setting. Corresponding to the climate of the Russian nature, the table can withstand the unpredictable weather conditions from severe frosts and incessant rain to burning sun. The table is versatile and suitable for any purpose, emphasizing the strength and power of natural materials through simple lines and shapes that remind us of eternity.
The Omniton team is confident that the production of high-end concrete is a vast unexplored field, with space for new discoveries, new knowledge, and a new style. We believe that architecture today is an innovative technology for manufacturing materials based on deep scientific research and high-quality design.