Austrian designer Robert Stadler has designed a range of furniture based on volcanic explosions.
The series, entitled Tephra Formations, includes seating, an armchair, pouf and low table.
Above: Triangular Bomb
The name 'Tephra' is derived from the Greek for 'ash', while 'bomb' is the term used for volcanic eruptions that emerge in a partially melted state.
Above: Spherical Bomb
The project is a continuation of an earlier work by Stadler called Pools & Pouf!, which was shown at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London as part of an exhibition called Bifurcations last year (see our previous story).
Above: Irregular Bomb
Photographs of the pieces are by David Brook; photographs of the construction process are by Studio RS.
Above: Trapezoid Bomb
Here's some text from Robert Stadler:
"Tephra Formations" appears as a continuation of the "Pools & Pouf!" ensemble but is yet a different story.
The word tephra derives from Greek and means ash. Volcanologists describe tephra as soft material of various sizes that hit the ground after having been ejected from a volcano.
"Tephra Formations" is a co-edition with Carpenter's Workshop Gallery.