FALT.series by Tim Mackerodt

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FALT.series by Tim Mackerodt

Designer Tim Mackerodt of Germany will show this lamp and stool made of folded concrete at DMY International Design Festival in Berlin next month.

FALT.series by Tim Mackerodt

Called FALT.series, the objects are made from thin sheets of fibre-reinforced concrete that's rolled out and formed over moulds.

FALT.series by Tim Mackerodt

Mackerodt completed the project while studying at Kunsthochschule Kassel in Germany and will exhibit alongside fellow students at DMY Berlin.

FALT.series by Tim Mackerodt

Here are some more details from the designer:


In order to produce FALT.lamp and FALT.stool, fiber-reinforced concrete from the company g.tecz is rolled out and manually folded on flexible molds.

FALT.series by Tim Mackerodt

Thin walled objects of the FALT.series produce shapes and surfaces not replicable via conventional concrete casting methods. The lampshade of FALT.lamp has a material thickness of only 2.7 mm and therefore weights less than 1.400 grams.

FALT.series by Tim Mackerodt

In contrast, FALT.stool shows the structural strength of the folded concrete.

FALT.series by Tim Mackerodt

All legs are only held in place by a layer of 5 mm fiber-reinforced concrete. The technique of folding concrete opens a new field for the application of high performance concrete in design.

FALT.series will be exhibited at Material Vision 2011 at the stand of G.tecz (Hall 4.1 L32) and can be viewed at the DMY 2011 together with other students from Kunsthochschule Kassel at “Liebling, lass uns nach Kassel fahren”.

  • http://www.dailygrail.com Red Pill Junkie

    The material shows great potential. Right now I'm thinking of screens that could serves as space partitions inside an apartment.

  • snoof

    the stool is very beautiful, nice proportions and material combination. The lamp i do not understand.; does the light shine through? or just downwards? maybe would be good to post a picture with the light turned on?

  • http://www.curioussolidmatter.com Jack

    The material does show great potential but its use in the chair is wasted i think. It does not provide anything a different material couldnt more easily as the interest of the thin sheet construction (if I have understood correctly) is hidden.

    Great material but unconsidered application I fear.