The table with mirror designed by Ben Storms came about through a mix of old and new techniques. For the leather and stonework he drew upon traditional crafts, while for blowing the stainless steel mirror, he used the technique of hydroforming, in which the mirror is blown with water pressure in a free mold. The final shape is therefore always unique. The mirror is the binding force that ensures that a lightweight marble table top weighing 35 kg can rest on trestles without the marble breaking.
Ben Storms makes sculptured objects that leave no one indifferent and that have received international acclaim. His work is to be found among other places in the collection of the French avant-garde fashion and design temple L’Eclaireur, and his most recent work, In Hale, is on display at Alexander Wang’s Flagship Store in London.