Shrink by Nicola Zocca

Shrink by Nicola Zocca

At this year's Royal College of Art graduate show in London designer Nicola Zocca presents a series of furniture made by shrinking plastic around its joints.

Shrink by Nicola Zocca

Called Shrink, the exhibited pieces include a chair, bookcase and side table.

Shrink by Nicola Zocca

The heat-shrink plastic, normally used to protect electrical cables and engineering parts,  is simply wrapped around wooden components and heated.

Shrink by Nicola Zocca

The material shrinks around the wood and forms a rigid joint once cooled.

Shrink by Nicola Zocca

The Royal College of Art Show Two continues until 4 July.

Shrink by Nicola Zocca

Here's some more information from Zocca:


Chair, Bookshelf, Side Tables from the series Shrink

It is a series of furniture designed using heat shrinkable tube.

Shrink by Nicola Zocca

After heating it with hot air, it shrinks from three to six times its diameter.

Shrink by Nicola Zocca

This material is usually used as protection for electrical cables, automotive and airplane’s parts.After heating, it shrinks and becomes hard enough to be used in new and different ways, for example as furniture's joint.

Shrink by Nicola Zocca

So just using hot air, after a quick assembly, it's possible to build and fix chairs, bookshelves and tables without using any screws or nails.

Shrink by Nicola Zocca

Materials:
Ash, oak, steel sheet, heat shrinkable tubes

Shrink by Nicola Zocca

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