'gravel chair' is the latest experimental piece by philipp aduatz

'gravel chair' is the latest experimental piece by philipp aduatz

 

philipp aduatz EXPLORES NEW GROUND WITH ‘gravel chair’ 

 

the ‘gravel chair’ is a new furniture piece designed and produced by philipp aduatz. made solely from construction material typically used in large-scale applications, the vienna-based designer’s latest seating object evokes a unique experimental process in furniture design.

'gravel chair' is the latest experimental piece by philipp aduatz
philipp aduatz and the gravel chair | all images © paris tsitsos

 

A NEW DISCOURSE IN FURNITURE DESIGN

 

trained as an industrial designer, aduatz draws inspiration from science and leverages the unique qualities of innovative materials to trigger a new form of dialogue between the object and user/viewer. you can find out more about the designer’s process here

 

for ‘gravel chair’, aduatz has adopted a simple yet impressive production technique. he first shaped a polystyrene foam model by hand, then encapsulated it with resin and glass fibers before covering the entire surface with a stone carpet. the final surface texture mimics the consistency of gravel found in any outdoor surface – hence the choice of name for this furniture piece. 

'gravel chair' is the latest experimental piece by philipp aduatz
front 3/4 view

 

though appearing to be quite heavy in mass, the ‘gravel chair’ is surprisingly lightweight thanks to the careful selection of material and the adoption of a waste-free process. 

 

‘gravel chair’ is a limited edition of 12 pieces. 

'gravel chair' is the latest experimental piece by philipp aduatz
front view

 

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'gravel chair' is the latest experimental piece by philipp aduatz
3/4  back view

'gravel chair' is the latest experimental piece by philipp aduatz
back view

 

 

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‘gravel chair’ is the latest experimental piece by philipp aduatz
 
‘gravel chair’ is the latest experimental piece by philipp aduatz
 

project info:

 

name: gravel chair 
designer: philipp aduatz
dimensions: 53 × 82 × 80 cm

material: polystyrene foam, resin, glass fibers, and gravel

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

 

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