The chair is made from a 2.5mm-thick aluminium sheet with a relief pressed into the surface, which provides structural strength once the legs are bent into place.
A stool using the same technique is made in a similar way from three pieces bolted together.
Thaler developed the project while studying at the Royal College of Art in London last year.
His project shares first place with OLA Foldable Table by Swedish studio AKKA - more information to follow soon.
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The information below is from Harry Thaler:
Pressed Chair is a pressed aluminium chair which has been bent into shape to form a super-light, stackable chair.
For Pressed Chair I wanted to create an elegant and simple chair from a single sheet of 2.5mm aluminium. By pressing structural elements into the 2 dimensional sheet, I was able to make a chair that pushes the limits of minimization and material. The chair, which is light enough to be lifted with only two fingers, is extremely strong without any external structural support. Instead decorative features pressed into the sheet provide the required strength once the chair is bent into shape.
Aluminium sheet 2.5mm, 1 m² for one chair
As part of my aim to minimize everything, I have also created a stool from the areas of scrap surrounding the chair when it is being cut. The stool, unlike the chair, is not made from 1 piece, but three. It is held together by screws.
|[D3] Contest winners
|[D3] Contest winners
- Designers of the future at Design Miami/…Basel
- John Pawson's minimal oak furniture sits… on chunky angled legs
- Carved Bowls store small objects in scoo…ped-out sections
- Sezz Collection by Christophe Pillet for… Emeco
- Tekiō by Anthony Dickens
- Mono-Light by OS & OOS twists and bends …into different configurations
- Record Chronograph by Achille Castiglion…i now comes with a Nato strap
- Skrivo's Halo chair comprises two parts …that slot together
- Drawer Kitchen by Gitta Gschwendtner
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