Limited edition    TYNDALL TABLE    2011

The coffee table is the nucleus of a living space; the central object around which dwelling patterns revolve: living, drinking, eating, loving, making, sleeping. Taking cues from the topography of Canadian prairies, the top is planed relatively smooth allowing the stone to retain its unique character. Left unfinished, substances and casual wear will slowly degrade the stone top, exposing fossil fragments and revealing layers of stories embedded within the material. Over time the accumulation of puddled water marks, a splash of wine and scribbles of past dreams will meld into the material's already varied past creating a nostalgic condition.

Tyndall stone is commonplace amongst the Canadian prairies, and is a historic building material embodying a certain vernacular of prairie architecture and building practices. The 3.8cm thick stone top weighs 150lbs, (127 X 56) and appears to float upon its thin supporting steel structure.

Design Thom Fougere Studio
Photography Thom Fougere Studio, Mark Reimer
Manufacturing Thom Fougere Studio, Gillis Quarries
Client Limited Edition
Copyright Thom Fougere Studio 2024