julien carretero: stencil - aluminium furniture cast in fabric
julien carretero: stencil - aluminium furniture cast in fabric julien carretero: stencil - aluminium furniture cast in fabric
nov 22, 2012

julien carretero: stencil - aluminium furniture cast in fabric

julien carretero: stencil – aluminium furniture cast in fabric




julien carretero explores the complex technique of casting metal in his furniture series ‘stencil’ for victor hunt gallery. through experimental research, he has arrived at a flexible system of production which reduces the complexity and cost of infrastructures typical with this manufacturing method.  the french-born belgium-based designer uses a high-temperature resistant fabric which he clamps to a steel stencil within a wooden framework for support. once in place, molten aluminium is poured into the soft mould, and because of its set-up – unlike typical metal casting processes – once the part is cooled and released, another can be poured immediately. the resulting leg and structural components display the texture of the re-usable textile forms, offering a soft, but industrial appearance.

julien carretero stencil furnitureeach of the aluminum parts are cast in soft mould


julien carretero stencil furniturebench seating


julien carretero stencil furnituredetail of a leg support which features the texture of the mould in which it is cast


julien carretero stencil furniturestools and tables use different leg support structures


julien carretero stencil furniture


julien carretero stencil furniture


julien carretero stencil furniturecarretero’s low-cost manufacturing method utilizes a high temperature resistant fabric to form the parts


julien carretero stencil furniture


julien carretero stencil furnitureleg detail


julien carretero stencil furniturelamp support whose cold metal form appears soft because of how it has been made


julien carretero stencil furniture



julien carretero stencil furniture‘stencil’ collection


julien carretero stencil furniturethe mould is clipped to a steel stencil and wooden framework for support


julien carretero stencil furniturepouring the liquid metal into the mould


julien carretero stencil furnituremould system


julien carretero stencil furniturethe aluminium cooling


julien carretero stencil furnitureview of the soft mould which can be reused


julien carretero stencil furnitureleg parts released from the mould


julien carretero stencil furnituremould for the bench


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