From goldsmith to golden ticket: jewellery-designer-turned-furniture-designer Harry Thaler, who was named joint winner of this year's D3 Contest for young international design talent
Punching well above their weight this year at imm cologne were the young guns exhibiting in the sixth edition of the [D3] Design Contest, the platform for emerging international design talent. Here, we talk to one of the two joint-winners, Harry Thaler, plus select some of the most interesting designs from the convincing and highly polished body of creative work on show.
'Pressed Chair' by Harry Thaler
With his ‘Pressed Chair’ the London based designer Harry Thaler presents a pressed aluminium chair, made from 1 m² of 2,5 mm aluminium sheet, which has been bent into shape to form a super-light, stackable chair. The piece – and this seems to be almost incredible – is extremely strong without any external structural support.