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.
Called FALT.series, the objects are made from thin sheets of fibre-reinforced concrete that's rolled out and formed over moulds.
Mackerodt completed the project while studying at Kunsthochschule Kassel in Germany and will exhibit alongside fellow students at DMY Berlin.
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.
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.
In contrast, FALT.stool shows the structural strength of the folded concrete.
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”.