cushioning cork sits atop a robust aluminum base composing chimera chair

cushioning cork sits atop a robust aluminum base composing chimera chair

Chimera showcases a dynamic interplay of sustainable elements

 

Designer Simon Colabufalo crafts Chimera, a chair that showcases a thoughtful integration of CNC cork and sand-cast aluminum, establishing a balanced interplay of sustainable elements. Driven by a purposeful approach, Colabufalo has crafted a seating solution that combines the softness of cushioning cork with a sturdy aluminum base. The use of CNC cork production not only enhances comfort but also minimizes waste, as leftover materials are efficiently repurposed into new blocks.

cushioning cork sits atop a robust aluminum base composing chimera chair
images courtesy of Simon Colabufalo unless stated otherwise

 

 

sustainable design methods result in minimal ecological impact

 

The extraction of cork from trees is executed with precision and care to minimize ecological impact. The choice of aluminum, with its low melting point, adds another layer of sustainability to the chair. The sand casting process further optimizes material use by melting only the necessary amount to achieve the desired form. In essence, Simon Colabufalo‘s Chimera blends CNC cork and sand-cast aluminum in a purposeful and eco-conscious manner.

cushioning cork sits atop a robust aluminum base composing chimera chair
the chair showcases a thoughtful integration of CNC cork and sand-cast aluminum

cushioning cork sits atop a robust aluminum base composing chimera chair
soft cushioning cork seating attaches to a sturdy aluminum base

cushioning cork sits atop a robust aluminum base composing chimera chair
Chimera features cushioning cork atop a robust aluminum base | image courtesy of Samuel Shelley

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Chimera on display at the 2023 Clarence Prize in Hobart, Australia | image courtesy of Cassie Sullivan

cushioning cork sits atop a robust aluminum base composing chimera chair
Chimera on display at the 2023 Clarence Prize in Hobart, Australia | image courtesy of Cassie Sullivan

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Chimera on display at the 2023 Clarence Prize in Hobart, Australia | image courtesy of Cassie Sullivan

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