Samuel Wilkinson designs Grace
collection of aluminium furniture

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Milan 2014: British designer Samuel Wilkinson has created a range of lightweight aluminium furniture (+ slideshow).

Samuel Wilkinson designs Grace collection of aluminium furniture

The Grace collection designed by Samuel Wilkinson for Italian brand EMU includes a stacking chair and armchair, a stool, plus a folding cafe table.

Samuel Wilkinson designs Grace collection of aluminium furniture

All the pieces are formed from die-cast aluminium to make them lightweight, and suitable for use both indoors and outdoors.

Samuel Wilkinson designs Grace collection of aluminium furniture

The shapes were influenced by early twentieth-century wood furniture.

Samuel Wilkinson designs Grace collection of aluminium furniture

The table has a simple self-locking mechanism for when the top shifts from horizontal to vertical and is supported by a stand that branches into four legs.

Samuel Wilkinson designs Grace collection of aluminium furniture

Tubular chair legs have been designed to stack neatly on top of each other.

Samuel Wilkinson designs Grace collection of aluminium furniture

"By making the castings and connections work hard we have reduced the amount of welding to a minimum," said Wilkinson.

Samuel Wilkinson designs Grace collection of aluminium furniture

At the end of their life, the pieces can be disassembled and recycled.

Samuel Wilkinson designs Grace collection of aluminium furniture

The range will be exhibited at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile trade fair, taking place in Milan this April.

Samuel Wilkinson designs Grace collection of aluminium furniture

Photographs are by Sylvain Deleu.

Samuel Wilkinson designs Grace collection of aluminium furniture

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    The Grace collection designed by Samuel Wilkinson for Italian brand EMU includes a stacking chair and armchair, a stool, plus a folding cafe table.