I was drawn to the visual functionality of ironmongery in the architecture of bridges, which has a deep history in Britain, dating back to the Industrial Revolution. Holey Foam Table was first realised as a 1:5 scale model made from foam sheets punctured with rivets. The model was 3D scanned and blown to full size, then sent as a digital file across the Atlantic, CNC cut into a mould and then cast into iron. It has gone through many stages of transition, from small to large, foam to iron, soft to rigid, light to heavy, from London to New York, and as a result there is a level of indeterminacy to the final piece. The table is heavy and permanent, a homage to archetype, like a statue, sprouting from the ground. It has a life beyond the designer not least because of its numerous transformations but also because it is cast from scrap iron, which has been melted and given a new form.