Designer Ini Archibong took visual cues from the staggering rock formations of The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland when creating his Kadamba Gate modern table and benches, which were showcased during London Design Festival.
The furniture, called Kadamba Gate, was directly inspired by the hexagonal columns of basalt rock that make up The Giant’s Causeway on the north coast of Northern Ireland.
“There’s an idea of being connected to the earth, the earth being connected to the stars, and the notion of microcosm and macrocosm. That led me to be inspired by The Giant’s Causeway and its columns of basalt hexagons.”states modern artist Ini Archibong.
These undulating modern design obelisks are represented by chunks of wood cut into different shapes at varying heights and secured together in random formations.
Ini Archibong wanted these modern art pieces to appear as if “reaching from the core of the earth up to the sky”. In these art furniture creations, the sky is interpreted as smooth, green-stained tabletops and seat surfaces.
“The concept is to create a form of language for the base reaching up from the ground to hold the tabletop, which represents the sky.”says Ini Archibong.
According to the designer, this mix of different materials on this modern furniture piece, such as the irregular scrap pieces of wood, the glossy resin with brass details, topped with leather elements – illustrates the situation that humanity has found itself in as a result of the outbreak.