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Tephra Formations by Robert Stadler

Austrian designer Robert Stadler has designed a range of furniture based on volcanic explosions.

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The series, entitled Tephra Formations, includes seating, an armchair, pouf and low table.

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Above: Triangular Bomb

The name 'Tephra' is derived from the Greek for 'ash', while 'bomb' is the term used for volcanic eruptions that emerge in a partially melted state.

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Above: Spherical Bomb

The project is a continuation of an earlier work by Stadler called Pools & Pouf!, which was shown at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London as part of an exhibition called Bifurcations last year (see our previous story).

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Above: Irregular Bomb

Photographs of the pieces are by David Brook; photographs of the construction process are by Studio RS.

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Above: Trapezoid Bomb

Here's some text from Robert Stadler:

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"Tephra Formations" appears as a continuation of the "Pools & Pouf!" ensemble but is yet a different story.

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Even if the starting point can still be seen as a critique on traditional bourgeois values in furniture, it is rather representing an idea of mutation than dissolution.Even if the starting point can still be seen as a critique on traditional bourgeois values in furniture, it is rather representing an idea of mutation than dissolution.tephra-formations-by-robert-stadler-4.jpg

The word tephra derives from Greek and means ash. Volcanologists describe tephra as soft material of various sizes that hit the ground after having been ejected from a volcano.

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"Tephra Formations" is a co-edition with Carpenter's Workshop Gallery.

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