1/plinth studio's industrial PU-T-B chair sits between furniture and hardware design

1/plinth studio's industrial PU-T-B chair sits between furniture and hardware design

1/plinth studio embraces the beauty of industrial design

 

Seoul-based designer Woojin Park of 1/plinth studio unveils his newest industrial-inspired furniture collection PU-T-B with the modular PU-T-B Chair. The series continues the design studio’s exploration of infusing artistic value into industrial products to accentuate their underlying beauty by creating a versatile frame composed of thermoplastic polyurethane and steel. From its simplified construction, the chair can extend for use in various ways, applicable as either furniture or hardware. The project is defined by a tensile and durable system that derives from the force between the TPU tubes and bolts when they are connected together.

1/plinth studio's industrial PU-T-B chair sits between furniture and hardware design
PU-T-B Chair 01 | all images courtesy of 1/plinth studio

 

 

between furniture and hardware

 

As one half of the design duo behind 1/plinth studio, industrial designer Woojin Park launches the series with the PU-T-B Chair which makes use of the existing properties of the TPU material, such as its high elasticity, flexibility, durability, and tensile strength. Within the frame, the material is firmly held together by a system of bolts fastened through the tube’s inner diameter. This system expresses parts that receive strength from people or objects in various forms of lines and planes. The chair allows users to experience its flexibility and stability in various ways. ‘You can fully feel the structure of PU-T-B by sitting or leaning on it as a chair or lifting it up as a handle, notes Park.

1/plinth studio's industrial PU-T-B chair sits between furniture and hardware design
Woojin Park explores the underlying beauty of industrial design aesthetics

1/plinth studio's industrial PU-T-B chair sits between furniture and hardware design
1/plinth studio infuses artistic value into industrial aesthetics

1/plinth studio's industrial PU-T-B chair sits between furniture and hardware design
the chair makes use of the existing properties of TPU, such as its high elasticity, durability, and tensile strength

1/plinth studio's industrial PU-T-B chair sits between furniture and hardware design
the project is defined by a tensile, durable system that derives from the force between the TPU tubes and bolts

1/plinth studio's industrial PU-T-B chair sits between furniture and hardware design
from its simplified construction, the chair can extend for use as either furniture or hardware

1/plinth studio's industrial PU-T-B chair sits between furniture and hardware design
a versatile frame composed of thermoplastic polyurethane and steel

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project info:

 

name: PU-T-B
designer: 1/plinth studio
lead designer: Woojin Park

 

 

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