i m lab: etc 1 series of eroded flexible furniture
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oct 04, 2013
i m lab: etc 1 series of eroded flexible furniture


i m lab: etc 1 series of eroded flexible furniture
all images courtesy of i m lab

 

 

reinterpreting the natural process of erosion found in nature, the ‘etc 1′ series by UK designers alessandro isola and supriya mankad from i m lab consists of furniture that is flexible and reconfigurable. eroded materials are formed when a solid material such as stone is eaten away by an exogenic process – from wind or water flow, which results in changes to its original state. the object may become smoother, expose its internal elements and form extra surfaces and openings, that become suitable for different kinds of habitation. the sculptural device ‘etc 1′ features seven individual blocks, of equal dimension that join to form a fluid excavated pocket. the materials of cork and felt were chosen for their environmental properties and inherent durability. different configurations and usages can be achieved; a consolle, coffee table and also a stand or bench – triggering the individuals imagination through the creation of their own object.

 

 

 


based on the natural process of erosion the separate pieces have opening pockets

 

 


a possible configuration

 

 


consolle

 

 


coffee table and bookshelf

 

 


seven individual blocks, of equal dimension join to form a continuous fluid excavated pocket

 

 


detail of the cork and felt material
 

 

 


bench and consolle

 

 


coffee table and consolle

 

 


the usage depends on the individual user

 

 


detail image

 

 

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