A graduate of the Royal College of Arts, British designer James Shaw specializes in the design and manufacture of furniture and products, sculptural objects, and material research. Describing his Marm Table, the designer says: "Traditional linoleum is a surprising material; made from wood flour and linseed oil, its environmental credentials are strong. In a small flooring factory in North London, I found the last roll of a crazy pattern. Looking like a psychedelic marble, this material bridges the line between manufactured and organic, and for some people is just what they want on their bathroom floor. However, this material also makes an excellent surface for furniture. This transposition of function highlights the nature of the pattern and gives surprise to an often overlooked material."