Tyndall Table by Thom Fougere
by Harry / December 6, 2011
From Thom Fougere, a table that takes "cues from the topography of Canadian prairies, the top is planed relatively smooth allowing the stone to retain its unique character."


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The table is made of Tyndall stone, common to the Canadian prairies and an historic building material that embodies a certain vernacular of prairie architecture.

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Left unfinished, substances and casual wear will slowly degrade the Tyndall stone top, exposing fossil fragments and revealing "layers of stories embedded within the material".

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Says Fougere, "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."

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The 3.8cm thick stone top weighs 68kg, and appears to float on its thin supporting steel structure. The table will make its debut at IDS12 in Toronto on January 26, 2012. Photos: Mark Reimer.

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