The Simple Things by Sara Mellone

These aluminium stools and benches by design graduate Sara Mellone are designed to look like folded pieces of paper.

The Simple Things by Sara Mellone

The Simple Things, Sara Mellone's graduate project from the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, comprises pieces of furniture made from 2.5-millimetre sheets of aluminium that have each been folded four times.

The Simple Things by Sara Mellone

The process of bending the lightweight aluminium gives the furniture strength and ensures that the stools and benches have a stable footing.

The Simple Things by Sara Mellone

"The simple shape of the double fold creates enough strength to build a bench that is three times longer then the stool," says Mellone.

The Simple Things by Sara Mellone

Both designs can be manufactured without any offcuts and don't require any additional parts for assembly.

The Simple Things by Sara Mellone

Mellone has also created a version finished with a white powder coating, which protects the surface from fingerprints and scratches.

The Simple Things by Sara Mellone

Other benches we've featured in recent months include a wavy plastic seat by Ron Arad, and a bench by Zaha Hadid modelled on a block of ice.

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