cilicon faytory: 'mushroom light weight concrete' collection cilicon faytory: 'mushroom light weight concrete' collection
jul 20, 2010

cilicon faytory: 'mushroom light weight concrete' collection

‘mushroom light weight concrete’ stools

 

 

singaporean design studio cilicon faytory presented ‘mushroom light weight concrete’ furniture collection in designboom’s ‘asia now‘ exhibition at dwell on design in los angeles.

 

bench

 

 

this furniture series uses a light weight concrete system. while the material application makes these seating units easy to transport and shift, it still incorporates the look and feel of a concrete product. with a special sealing agent, the concrete furniture is virtually free of maintenance.

 

bench

 

 

the collection, consisting of a stool, bench and 2-seater, takes its shape from the mushrooms commonly seen in gardens. moreover, the concrete material allows different colours to be applied, making the furniture adaptable to various surroundings.

 

 

stool

 

 

cilicon faytory is made up of industrial designer cici chen and architect lui honfay. this multidisciplinary pair designs and manufactures various products from furniture to accessories. having access to various manufacturing methods and materials, its products are made using disparate techniques. their designs include a range of indoor residential furniture and outdoor furniture for private and public spaces.

 

 

stool

 

 

2-seater front view

 

 

2-seater back view

 

 

2-seater front view

 

 

2-seater back view

 

 

cilicon factory and their ‘mushroom light weight concrete’ furniture collection

 

 

cilicon factory and their ‘mushroom light weight concrete’ furniture collection

 

 

installation view at ‘asia now’ exhibition image © designboom

 

installation view at ‘asia now’ exhibition image © designboom

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