Rapid technological change isn’t just confined to what we listen to our music on, or which smartphone update is the latest ‘can’t live without’ device. The world of furniture design is as much a part of the technological revolution as any other industry. Leading furniture manufacturers now invest large amounts of research-effort into creating materials that not only look fantastic but outperform anything that has gone before. The latest designs to benefit from this are dining tables with amazing, near indestructible table tops (with apologies to all manufacturers of coasters and heat resistant tablecloths here…).
Our Italian brand Bontempi Cassa is one of a number of leading manufacturers to have launched their AW2015 dining tables featuring SuperCeramica, a material which not only looks elegant and stylish but that creates a virtually indestructible table top surface.
SuperCeramica is a ceramic based material combined with glass. Its credentials are as long as your arm and include: oil resistant; acid/chemical resistant; scratch proof; heat proof; fire resistant; non-toxic; eco friendly; recyclable. What’s not to like?
Shown above, the Cruz dining table (in ‘sand’ SuperCeramica) is also a versatile table, available in five different sizes, with the small version one of our smallest extending tables at just 120cm long x 80cm wide, and the largest version 102cm wide and 290cm long when extended. We love it so much we’ve now got one in our Kings Road showroom – which many of our clients’ children regularly put through its paces. It’s always won!
The Dublino table is also offered in SuperCeramica (seen above in anthracite SuperCeramica) along with melamine, matt lacquered wood and velvet anti-scratch glass, while the strong metal frame can be lacquered in a range of colours or in chrome.
Glass table tops have been a feature of dining tables for a while. However, the new matt, anti-scratch-proof glass, or velvet glass, is another great advance in surface design. Using a technical process known as ‘dynamic corrosion’, the glass is treated by using special acids that create bevelled edges of the micro-crests within the structure. We love the science bits (the technical info reads a bit how we imagine the initial treatment for Interstellar must have looked!)
The Genio table (above) is seen here in anti-scratch white glass. Again, superb credentials: abrasion resistant; stain resistant; non-absorbent (liquids slide away); easy to clean (important with glass); warm to the touch; wide choice of colours. Three different extending sizes to choose from.
So, sit back and enjoy your table, your family and friends, the meal. No more fretting about burn marks, water stains, scratches… just let the science be with you!
Until next time.