Innovation Investment

How to lead

“The Ripple table is a triumph of research and reductionism”

Max Fraser - Deputy Director, The London Design Festival

We believe the only way to lead is through innovation. And, because we believe this, investment into the development of progressive solutions is at the heart of everything we do.

The Ripple table is a studio-directed research project nominated for the Design Museum’s ‘Designs of the Year' 2014. Our team closely collaborated with Canadian manufacturer Corelam to develop a new application for a corrugated plywood material that achieves an unprecedented strength-to-weight ratio for a natural timber. The result is a lightweight and easily manoeuvrable product that uses 80% less material than a timber table of similar strength.

Our design engineers are constantly engaged in research projects, investigating how we can push materials and production methods to new levels of performance. This investment enables us to create products that are less readily copied and offer real benefit to our clients and their customers.