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Fri 3.9.

‘RAWtation’ by Adi Zaffran (IL)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 03.09.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , , , , ,

'RAWtation' stool by Adi Zaffran

The name is not only a wordplay, it also captures it all. This beautiful and highly poetic collection of furniture was designed by the young Israel designer Adi Zaffran. Learning the industrial process of plastic rotational molding he discovered the potential of including raw organic elements into the process and developed a method which combines the organic and the synthetic without the need of cold joints or complex adjustments.

'RAWtation' collection by Adi Zaffran

Here is what the designer explains:

“The manufacturing process uses pruned branches, trunks and foliage combined with plastic which creates the joints.
I designed a number of molds in basic geometric shapes in which it is possible to insert trimmed foliage of various kinds. Each time I used a different branch, bark or plant, which each influence the shape of the final object and create a unique and personal object. The polyethylene and the raw organic elements are inserted to the metal mold, which is then heated and cooled while rotating. The plastic forms along the inner side of the mold and firmly fastens together the organic elements, especially while cooling and shrinking. From the manufacturing process a new esthetic language is created out of basic shapes and raw material. The result is a set of tables and stools.”

'RAWtation' deatil by Adi Zaffran

'RAWtation' high table by Adi Zaffran

'RAWtation' coffee table by Adi Zaffran

'RAWtation' stool by Adi Zaffran

'RAWtation' deatil by Adi Zaffran

'RAWtation' coffee table by Adi Zaffran

'RAWtation' detail by Adi Zaffran

Here some images of the processing:

'RAWtation' process by Adi Zaffran

'RAWtation' process by Adi Zaffran

to the Adi Zaffran website