Thunderbolt Marine Inc is very pleased to announce the recent business association with the “Essence of Strength”, a British company based just north of London who design a line of high end, semi-custom made carbon furniture.  Kristian Arens whose background in both industrial and superyacht design, is the creator of the limited edition super lightweight bespoke pieces.  Together with his partner Clive Johnson, an entrepreneur with tremendous experience in composite products within the superyacht market, the dynamic duo who have been featured in many periodicals and on websites worldwide, have achieved the ability to manipulate carbon fiber as the main component in their unique pieces of furniture, rather than more simply, as a complementary accent.  TMI would be delighted to assist customers interested in these magnificent pieces of functional art, accomplish their goals.

“Essence of Strength is an exciting new British company who design and manufacture mesmerising modern furniture using high-tech carbon composites.

The contemporary, gravity defying furniture uses natural curves to deliver inherent strength while the advanced composite materials enable cantilevered forms to push design parameters to support varying human postures. The designs are a true engineering accomplishment, delivering simplistic, luxurious elegance.

Created by the British industrial designer, Kristian Arens, the limited edition, semi-custom collection comprises a Chaise Longue, Cobra High Stool and a range of super lightweight carbon Aero Benches. The products contrast novel carbon fibre technologies with hand crafted leather and wood veneers and are designed in Great Britain and manufactured using high-tech composite skills combined with artisan craftsmen for the bespoke finishes.

Taking structural inspiration from natural organic forms, these highly engineered designs use a complex and intricate alignment of carbon threads to create fluidity of shape whilst ensuring incredible strength, super-thin profiles, and feather-like weight.

The EOS Chaise Longue is the ultimate celebration of how material engineering is beautiful. Embracing and celebrating the extraordinary structural properties of carbon fiber, the sweeping unsupported structure would quite simply not be possible to achieve in any other material.

Contrasted with exquisite leather finishing, this limited-edition piece is made for those looking to enjoy a piece of functional art that is truly unique, and exceptional.



The Chaise Longue is a limited edition piece that is fully customizable with a range of leather finishes suitable for both indoor and outdoor placement

Inspired by a simple structural flowing ribbon form, the Cobra High Stool supports the weight of a sitting person with complete comfort and stability.  Defying normal design parameters, the elegant cobra like structure  is made possible by the use of ultra-high-tech carbon composite materials. The mesmerizingly thin structure looks as venomous as it is elegant. Simple, black and incredibly striking!



The Aero Bench range offers three sizes of ultra-lightweight, Aerofoil section carbon benches that are able to support incredible weights due to the complex engineering design and manufacturing technologies.

These low volume production pieces are incredibly versatile, ideal for use inside or out and look great as a cluster or individually.

The Aero Bench is available in three sizes; Small 600, Medium 1200 and Large 2000 and comes with a choice of raw carbon, leather or wood veneer finish.

This exciting new British company is drawing on the combined talents of Kristian Arens, a highly experienced industrial and superyacht designer with expertise in advanced composite materials together with Clive Johnson, a seasoned entrepreneur with a track record in delivering highly bespoke advanced composite products for ultra-high net worth individuals, including the world’s two largest carbon composite sailing rigs.

This hugely experienced partnership has a passion and ambition to design bespoke and truly iconic contemporary furniture using a mix of ultra-modern carbon composites married with exquisite wood and leather.

Essence of Strength enables those with a desire for unique, bespoke and iconic furniture built from advanced carbon technologies to be designed, commissioned and realized”.

Essence of Strength is being supported by HM Government’s Local Growth Fund through the Solent LEP.