ilseop yoon develops lightweight aluminum chair with a pleated pattern
 

ilseop yoon develops lightweight aluminum chair with a pleated pattern

ecal student ilseop yoon uses a corrugated structure to build a strong yet lightweight aluminum seat. influenced both from the world of architecture and fashion, the pleats chair combines a strong structure with beautiful aesthetics.

ilseop yoon develops lightweight aluminum chair with a pleated pattern
the pleats chair

 

 

the designer chose aluminum both for its rigidity and lightness but also for its recycling properties. in order to achieve an elegant aesthetic, a custom-made two-part mold was designed with a pattern of pleats. the pattern was then pressed onto the aluminum sheets to create the body of the chair. the profile of the cross-section is continuous from the backrest to the seat resulting in a thin, delicate shell that maintains its rigidity.

ilseop yoon develops lightweight aluminum chair with a pleated pattern
detail view of shell and a leg

 

ilseop yoon develops lightweight aluminum chair with a pleated pattern
the pleats chair

 

ilseop yoon develops lightweight aluminum chair with a pleated pattern
detail view of the embossed pattern

 

ilseop yoon develops lightweight aluminum chair with a pleated pattern
detail view of shell

 

ilseop yoon develops lightweight aluminum chair with a pleated pattern
scale prototype by 3D print

 

ilseop yoon develops lightweight aluminum chair with a pleated pattern
making mold for aluminium stamping

 

ilseop yoon develops lightweight aluminum chair with a pleated pattern
the aluminium shell and the wood mold

 

ilseop yoon develops lightweight aluminum chair with a pleated pattern
the embossing wood mold

 

ilseop yoon develops lightweight aluminum chair with a pleated pattern
the body of the pleats chair was made by applying a strong pressure to the two part molds

 

ilseop yoon develops lightweight aluminum chair with a pleated pattern
the wood prototype and aluminium prototype

 

ilseop yoon develops lightweight aluminum chair with a pleated pattern
sketch of the pleats chair

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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