francois dumas: sealed chair + armchair
 
francois dumas: sealed chair + armchair francois dumas: sealed chair + armchair
jul 09, 2010

francois dumas: sealed chair + armchair

‘sealed’ chair and armchair

 

 

‘sealed’ chair and armchair created by french designer françois dumas consists of three plastic rods made flexible by heating them in an oven. after having been formed in wooden templates, the chair parts are connected using a welding technique that melts the plastic to create a seal. those seals are made by imbricating the templates together much like a puzzle. depending on the imbrication process of two or three templates, the outcome of this mould is either a chair or an armchair.

 

 

demonstration of production process

 

 

‘sealed armchair’

 

 

the final construction of the chair results from the bending and welding techniques applied. each part is intended to work in synergy with the others, thus, stabilizing the ensemble.

 

 

‘sealed chair’

 

 

‘sealed chair’, which was given the grand jury prize award is currently being exhibited at villa noailles in hyères, france until september 26, 2010 as part of the design parade 05.

 

 

‘sealed armchair’ frame

 

 

‘sealed chair’ frame

 

 

‘sealed’ chair and armchair at villa noailles

 

 

‘sealed’ series

 

 

‘sealed’ series

 

 

françois dumas with his moulds

 

 

oven where thermoplastic rods are baked

 

 

bending process

 

 

melting process

 

 

melting process

 

 

welding process

 

 

welded plastic

 

 

portrait of françois dumas

 

 

update: ‘serpentine’ was shown at imm cologne 2011 as part of the [D3] design talent show.

  • Pourquoi utiliser des masques à gaz pour tordre des bouts de plastiques ?

    fukuda says:
  • hahaha, surtout qu’il n’y en a qu’un qui tord !

    meta says:
  • congratulations, great work

    www.danielgarciasanchez.com says:
  • Le Thonet nouveau est arrivé!

    Augustin says:
  • I think….the very hard work has paid off in the elegant, functional and eye-calming result. I rate it A+ and hope to buy a set from you in the future. Though I prefer easy-to-replace non-chemical materials, this is still an example of how plastic can be put to good use.

    charles says:
  • ah … the French, always start by criticizing …
    what pity

    considering the work done by François begins by saying “Bravo”
    when designers are making things in volume and not only in 3D (!) …
    it starts to become more interesting when we talk about design
    but for that you need a top talent ..

    I say again, congratulations and I look forward to seeing more projects

    French designer

    french designer says:
  • A very beautiful chair.

    bill says:
  • very beautiful

    nigriv says:
  • Nice Job ! it’s really cool work.
    I’m impressed with chiar’s beautiful line.

    Soo says:

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