Alumi by Industrial Facility
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Alumi by Industrial Facility

London Design Festival: designers Industrial Facility will show a prototype of an aluminium chair inspired by handrails at their east London studio on Saturday.

Alumi by Industrial Facility

"Through a lot of thinking and walking I realised that over the course of the day we're putting our hands on so many handrails all around London," Sam Hecht of Industrial Facility told Dezeen. "I thought it would be interesting if the diametre of the armrest of the chair was the same as a handrail, which means that the armrest is much more chunky than you would normally find in an aluminium chair."

Alumi by Industrial Facility

Thick extrusions form the front leg, armrest and back leg in one piece on each side of the Alumi chair.

Alumi by Industrial Facility

"It's all made out of aluminium and it's a very thin gauge, so it's super light and yet it has this kind of solid, chunky appearance," Hecht added.

Alumi by Industrial Facility

The chair will be previewed as part of a one-day show called Pop-Down at the Industrial Facility studio at 20 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 5UA on Saturday 22 September from 10am to 6pm

Alumi by Industrial Facility

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  • mariano

    I’m liking the arm-legs section and the general chunkiness, as well as the color palette, which is quite sophisticated. But I’m a bit suprised by how the front of the seat feels so sharp and generally “unloved”.