'Dyneema Chair' completed out of one textile, by Bram Geenen
With his smart and super-lightweight ‘Gaudi’ stool, made from carbon fibre the Dutch designer Bram Geenen caused a sensation. ‘The light room’ is his newest concept – a space whose furnishing, consisting of a shelf, an armchair, a stool and a coffee table wouldn’t weight more than 7,5 kg. Some of the pieces are made from Dyneema® – a highly versatile plastic fibre that has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any manmade material. It is used in aviation and aerospace.
Also, we found this video, which visualises the concept of the ‘Gaudi’ stool very well. Enjoy!
'C-Bench' by Peter Donders
The Belgian designer Peter Donders developed these ultra-light seating furniture made from 462 m (pouf) and 320 m (bench) of carbon-fibre under his label morphs. The single string of fibre was twisted around a form that was removed afterwards.
“The resulting structure is airy yet incredibly strong and has been aptly described as ”caligraphy in 3d”. Currently the ultimate material available in terms of weight to strength ratio, carbon fiber is used to produce Formula One racecars, the highest quality sporting equipment, and even the chassis of spacecrafts. This exceptional piece will be offered in a limited edition of 10 pieces.”
'Gaudi Stool' by Bram Geenen
The Dutch designer Bram Geenen founded his studio Geenen two years ago, while he was still studying at the Utrecht School of Arts. His newest work, the ‘Gaudi Stool’ shows once more the constructive talent, which the 25 year old demonstrated already with his previous creations.
The shell of this ultra-light stool is made of carbon fibre and supported by a beam-grid substructure, which was produced by using rapid-prototying techniques.
Made of carbon fibre
“The shape of the stool was defined in the same way that Antoni Gaudi designed the structure of his churches: by making a model out of hanging chains, and so letting gravity determine the strongest shape for taking forces”, says Bram Geenen.
to the Bram Geenen website
'Filament Wound Bench' by Moorhead & Moorhead
While Granger Moorhead studied architecture at Yale University his brother Robert made his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. After a couple of years work experience they formed their own studio Morrhead & Moorhead in New York. In fact many of their products somehow demonstrate the different educational background of the brothers.
One of my favourites is the ‘Filament Wound Bench’ which consists of an extremely light construction made of carbon fibre.
Production of the 'Filament Wound Bench'
“The wrapping pattern for Filament Wound Bench was developed to allow a single band of filaments to be wrapped continuously around a reusable mold. The pattern can be easily adjusted using winding software, allowing a number of unique pieces to be generated off of a single mold.”
'Sidearm Chair' by Moorhead & Moorhead
“‘Sidearm Chair’ was designed to enable a young company, with modest resources, to execute economic production runs. CNC technology efficiently converts readily available raw materials, with minimal waste and tooling. Outsourced components are shipped flat, minimizing shipping costs and warehouse space.”
'Felt Stool' by Moorhead & Moorhead
The felt stool is an investigation in structural folding.
“Felt Stool is comprised primarily of a sheet of felt which has been folded and riveted to create structural volume and upholstery simultaneously.
In the spirit of origami, a series of folding patterns were developed, each starting with a single sheet of industrial felt. As the exploration evolved, the pattern was refined to efficiently use material and create a comfortable saddle-shaped seat.”
to the Moorhead & Moorhead website