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julien renault: hand forged aluminium stools
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feb 02, 2010
julien renault: hand forged aluminium stools


‘hand forged aluminium series’

 

 

julien renault‘s series of furniture designs, presented inside [d3] design talents
at imm cologne 2010, are made of anodised aluminium that has been hand-forged
with hammer and tongs.

 

 



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image © designboom

 

 



image © designboom

 

 

 



production shot of hand forged aluminium series

my aim was to source inspiration from the archetypal processes and techniques
of forging steel and apply them to aluminium. the family combines standard
aluminium extrusions with elements made by using forging skills and details. in order
to obain a rather rough texture usually found in steel, the aluminium parts have been
sand gritted and finally anodised.
‘- JR

julien renault’s process addresses the relationship between commercial production
standards and near craft methodologies.

 

 

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