kentaro takagi bends recycled PVC tubes into contemporary chair
 

kentaro takagi bends recycled PVC tubes into contemporary chair

designer kentaro takagi has engineered recycled PVC tubes into the structural, comfortable ‘i.e. chair’. by splitting the plastic tubes and bending them using heat, the designer created the shapes needed for the different parts of the chair. he then produced wooden structural joints and surfaces, onto which the PVC tubes attach to.

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front view

 

 

the chair is light weight as it only uses hollow PVC tubes and light wood. the designer chose to sandblast the PVC tubes to give them a sophisticated finish, disguising the material’s ordinary surface. sliding the bent tubes into the wooden parts creates strong connections between both elements and provide rigid joints for safe seating.

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back rest view

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front view

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arm detail

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joint detail

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back rest joint detail

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the chair is stable with the strong structural joints

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light weight

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using ordinary PVC tubes

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sand blasting the surface for the unique finish

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bending process using heat

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bending process using heat

 

 

project info:

 

project name: i.e. chair

designer: kentaro takagi

 

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: cristina gomez | designboom

  • Good one… You might consider a bit of foam for the armrest and cover that 90.

    Jimmy

    Jimmy Xi

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