Welded Stools by Studio Libertiny



Milan 08: Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny exhibited these experimental stools at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan, which are made using welding equipment.


The stools are made by gradually adding drops of stainless steel solder from a welding gun, each one on top of the last.


Libertiny explains: "I was exploring further my methodology of layering matter, slowness and growth. In general, a weld is much tougher than the metal parts which it joins. These objects were done by using a welding gun only as a building tool.Bits of welding solder were added on top of each other one by one."


"The unpredictability and imperfection of the human hand forced branch-like forms to appear and are rather coincidental. The small stool, in contrast to its fragile and feeble look, is surprisingly very strong thus functional."

Photographs by Rene van der Hulst.

The material: Stainless Steel 316 / polished

Dimensions (approx.): the stand 110x40x40 cm, the stool 45x30x30 cm

Posted on Friday April 25th 2008 at 5:58 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • ete

    yeah, defintatley looks strong :s XD

  • Kal

    it looks like something from nightmare before christmas in a good way.

  • Raymond

    If you didn’t mentioned a name (Libertiny) I would say it was something from Maarten Baas.

    It seems a lot of people are searching the beauty of imperfection nowadays.

  • DDS

    These are great.
    It’d be nice to experiment with other shapes

  • Laurent

    it looks creepy to me. I would never ever get one of these. It could come alive and kill you while you’re asleep…

  • Zenza

    This smells like Baas stuff….

  • Desiree

    a mix between dr. suess and salvador dali! looks like they’ll walk themselves right out of the exhibit.

  • web

    very very strange! … original design!

  • JC

    In my opinion the most interesting part of this piece is how it has been created, layer after layer, the esthetic is only the concequence of the technic and that is beautiful, congratulation to the designer(s)

  • mic

    seems impractical, expensive, uncomfortable, dangerous, i really doubt the stability and its not even good looking. i don’t undestand it.

  • Very interesting and life like. This looks like something I’d out a plant on and mix something alive with something that pretends to be alive.

  • Eoin

    Looks spidery or organic like roots of some plant. I like it ! Welding can be fun!!