'Happy Sheep' by ZUS, now in production by Lensvelt
Sheep seem to make people happy. Or, at least, the sculptural ones do that were commissioned for the Dutch Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai. Designed by Rotterdam-based ZUS (Zone Urbaines Sensibles), the four-legged flock proved such a success with visitors to the exhibition that they have now been put into production by design manufacturer Lensvelt.
Temporary Pavilion by Alan Dempsey + Alvin Huang
Last year the architects Alvin Huang, currently director at Amanda Levete Architects in London, and Alan Dempsey realised the temporary pavilion for the Architectural Association School of Architecture who celebrated the 10th anniversary of the AA’s Design Research Lab. The 100m² pavilion was foremost made of a concrete skin which consists of ‘fibreC’ elements, a material invented by the Austrian company Rieder.
'fibreC' is glassfibre reinforced concrete
‘fibreC’ is a high-strength, thin, flexible and mouldable material and can be used for flat, curved and all kinds of special shapes. Owing to the unparalleled mouldability of glassfibreConcrete panels, its unrivalled slenderness and the entire production system as such, fibreC can be used for the most extraordinary applications.
Formed parts and 2D elements are custom-made to achieve flowing transitions from interior to exterior surfaces and a smoothcovering for edges.
Structure made of 'fibreC'
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'Bianca' by Crassevig
For 40 years the Italian manufacturer Crassevig has been producing finest furniture of high quality. Initially specialized in solid wood steam bending, over time Crassevig has completely diversified.
The backrest and seat is made of glassfibre or Pral
Recently ‘Bianca’ a new serie of stackable, minimalist multi purpose chairs designed by Enrico Franzolini was unveiled. The chairs are composed of a solid wood frame and a seat and backrest in fibreglass or Pral. A beautiful detail is the surface of the semi-transparent fibreglass, which the designer left as rough as the material is. This turns ‘Bianca’ into a very honest and pure-looking piece of furniture.
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