tim mackerodt: folded concrete objects
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may 23, 2011
tim mackerodt: folded concrete objects

‘FALT.lamp’ by tim mackerodt


the ‘FALT.series’ of objects, consisting of a lamp and stool, are made using a folded concrete method.
here, fiber-reinforced concrete produced by g.tecz, is rolled out and manually folded into flexible molds to create each form.
developed by german designer tim mackerodt the thin-walled objects produce shapes and surfaces not replicable
via conventional concrete casting techniques.


the ‘FALT.lamp’ has a material thickness of only 2.7mm with a total weight of less than 1400 grams. in contrast,
the ‘FALT.stool’ shows the structural strength of the folded concrete. each of the legs are only held in place by a layer of
5mm fiber-reinforced concrete. the technique of folding concrete opens a new field for the application of
high performance concrete in design. the FALT. series is being presented during DMY berlin 2011 from june 1 – 5, 2011.

despite the material in which it is made, the ‘FALT.lamp’ is very light weighing as little as 1.400 grams



the unique technique of folding concrete generates a textured surface in the lampshade of the ‘FALT.lamp’







the four legs of ‘FALT.stool’ are preferably made of thermo-treated ash wood


folded from a plain layer, the ‘FALT.stool’ saves weight and gains stability from a undercut structure below the seating surface


the legs are held in place by a thin layer of 5 mm fiber-reinforced concrete using no additional connector






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