Jay Watson’s Thermochromatic Table
Showcased at the recent 100% Design exhibition in London, Jay Watson’s Linger A Little Longer combines minimal furniture design with thermochromatic pigment to create a table and bench that change colour as the user’s body heat warms the surfaces. When exposed to heat, the works change from black, through inky-grey, to cream.
Designed as a light-hearted response to the negative connotations of marking the surface of furniture, British designer Watson hopes the pieces will encourage users to interact with their surroundings. This playful approach to using chromic pigments is discussed in the article Responsive Pigments.