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The wild stylings of the 80s Memphis Design movement are back. We pay homage with this table and coaster project, in association with Resene. The coasters can be completed in an hour or two, whereas the table is a weekend project. YOU WILL NEED Cork placemats and coasters (from Spotlight) Wood panel, (600 x 1800) Painter’s tape Ruler and pencil Resene testpots Paint brushes FOR THE CORK COASTERS, place painter’s tape on each placemat, creating stripes and areas for block colours. Apply two coats of paint and leave to dry. Finish with painted squiggles and spots in purposefully clashing colours for that quintessential Memphis look. FOR THE GEOMETRIC TABLETOP, you’ll need to start by drawing an underlying grid. Divide the short end of the table into quarters, then rule three pencil lines down the length. Make a horizontal mark every 18cm, dividing the long side into tenths. Starting at the bottom left corner, rule a diagonal line connecting with the second mark on the opposite side. Continue this process, drawing a criss-cross pattern diagonally up …