William first came up with the idea of creating a piece of artwork from the iconic Periodic Table whilst he was reading for a PG Dip Ed at Cambridge University. The table was made with Italian ceramic tiles, decorated with uniquely coloured transfers, and set into an oak frame. After many iterations and design changes to the piece it was finally ready to hang on his kitchen wall.
The response from visitors to the house was amazing. It became not just a talking piece but one that people wanted to own for themselves. It was obvious that this pice of wall art needed to be made on a slightly larger scale. William contacted Ben, who also had a real interest in both design science, and they both set to work fine tuning elements of the table (no pun intended) to make it slightly lighter and more robust for sale to the general public.