In collaboration with Professor Parashkev Nachev, the centre of the tabletop is made of zirconium oxide (zirconia) – a ceramic material with a unique combination of great density, strength, temperature stability, and chemical resistance. The material is cast as a natural foam with a random network of connected air voids, fusing the immutability of stone with the organicity of air.
The ceramic foam is the perfect counterpoint to the 5000 year-old bog oak that surrounds it: a material caught in transit in the opposite direction, from the biological to the fossilised inorganic.
Richard Williams creates unique commissioned pieces that are beyond compare. At its purest, our work enhances peoples lives through the combination of art and craft. Individual and incredibly personal, each piece is designed to embody a unique story and design.