Called Shrink, the exhibited pieces include a chair, bookcase and side table.
The heat-shrink plastic, normally used to protect electrical cables and engineering parts, is simply wrapped around wooden components and heated.
The material shrinks around the wood and forms a rigid joint once cooled.
The Royal College of Art Show Two continues until 4 July.
Here's some more information from Zocca:
Chair, Bookshelf, Side Tables from the series Shrink
It is a series of furniture designed using heat shrinkable tube.
After heating it with hot air, it shrinks from three to six times its diameter.
This material is usually used as protection for electrical cables, automotive and airplane’s parts.After heating, it shrinks and becomes hard enough to be used in new and different ways, for example as furniture's joint.
So just using hot air, after a quick assembly, it's possible to build and fix chairs, bookshelves and tables without using any screws or nails.
Ash, oak, steel sheet, heat shrinkable tubes
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