Tate x Goldfinger


Holland Harvey collaborated with social enterprise Goldfinger on our project at Tate Modern, designing tables for the Corner cafe and bar. The design explores themes of social impact and circularity, a place for all. The space is imagined as an extension of the public realm between the Thames and the Turbine Hall.

The tables' form was conceived to pay homage to the monolithic Bankside power station, which houses the gallery. It features simple lines, bold geometry, and rounded edges, emphasising purity of form and a limited use of materials.

Tate x Goldfinger tables © Goldfinger


Goldfinger is a bespoke joinery and design company based in West London, known for its commitment to sustainability and craftsmanship. Specialising in custom furniture and interiors, the company uses ethically sourced materials to create durable and aesthetically pleasing products. With a focus on social enterprise, Goldfinger also runs training programmes for local artisans, promoting skills development and community engagement through its operations.

This collection is sustainably made from solid British ash sourced from trees cut near London by local authorities to combat ash dieback. Each piece includes the GPS coordinates of where the original trees stood, highlighting the material's origin.

By gifting the license to the design to Goldfinger for retail production, we aim to extend the product's positive social impact beyond the Tate Modern.

The making of the tables © Jim Stephenson

Coordinates of the felled tree are stamped into each table © Jack Hobhouse / Holland Harvey

Tables at Tate © Jack Hobhouse

The collection is available to buy via Tate Shop or through Goldfinger.

Written by Jonathan Harvey

Tate x Goldfinger Tables © Goldfinger