Inspired by basalt column formations, Ripple is a rhomboidal unit that, when tessellated in groups of three or more, form a ripple pattern. The surface of each Ripple unit undulates, mimicking landforms created by wind, weathering, and erosion. The units can be utilized horizontally as tiles or vertically as bricks.
To emphasize the wave pattern, two juxtaposing materials are used: concrete and resin. Concrete forms the base and dunes, while resin was cast into the depressions. When the units are used horizontally, the hardened resin pools act as a surface, adding another layer of functionality.
Three sets of three unique units were prototyped for use as table surfaces. Molds for each of the unique units were CNC-routed out of insulation foam and filled with concrete. After setting, 1” high walls were clamped to the sides of each concrete tile to act as a mold for the resin. Each nested table base was constructed out of steel sheet and tubing of various lengths.