A graphic style marks Willenz output, perhaps an extension of his childhood dream of being a cartoon artist. He calls it clear line design. In the Couple Coffee Table his lines take on a subtler, softer character, particularly expressed in the two tiles he has created for it.
"Adding the wavy texture to one of them, we really wanted to make it look interesting, to enhance and use the qualities of the material — to show them off. It gives that taste of…something different, a surface that interacts with light and shadow, and welcomes touch or even to put your pencil in its ridges"
The material is pressed in a two tonne machine in Italy, then fired, the result being an supremely durable stone-like surface. Resting effortlessly on an oak wood frame, it is a piece of sublime contrast between great warmth and cool. Together the tiles can compile a perfect square and are possible to compile in 36 different ways across color and texture. A monumental piece to house piles of books or one to neatly fit a narrow space.