ran amitai: nature of material
 
ran amitai: nature of material
jan 24, 2010

ran amitai: nature of material

nature of material by ran amitai

ran amitai, a recent graduate of the bezalel academy of art and design of jerusalem, israel, developed the ‘nature of material’ project, a series of stackable furniture, as his final thesis at bezalel.

‘in the beginning I worked mainly with paper, making small scale models’ says amitai. ‘whenever I saw potential or a need to check stability I translated the small paper model in to a life size sheet metal model.‘

ran amitai: nature of material

every object is folded from a spread of laser cut aluminum sheet, which then bends to the final form using a bending mold.

ran amitai: nature of material the making of the stool

ran amitai: nature of material

the idea of the project is to combine straight origami like folds with natural folds.

ran amitai: nature of material

ran amitai: nature of material

‘all of the objects are created by planed and exact folds that create side effects of stretching and bending in the material. in other words, I am folding the legs of the objects and the surface above reacts naturally to the folding act’ says amitai.

ran amitai: nature of material a low table

ran amitai: nature of material nature of material stools and chairsran amitai: nature of material paper models

ran amitai: nature of material nature of material stackable stools

ran amitai: nature of material testing the stool

ran amitai: nature of material nature of material stackable chairs ran amitai: nature of material

ran amitai: nature of material

‘this integration between the strict and natural folds creates a steady construction from one hand and soft, organic, upholstery like shape from the other hand’ ran amitai says. ran amitai: nature of material

ran amitai is part of the israeli design group bakery, which will be showing in the upcoming salone satellite 2010, milan, italy

  • SO COOL

    A.R.T.
  • wow, this is amazing!! i want some.

    Mr Vimes
  • The proposed folding method is a nice solution for a complicated form, even it’s not precise. The ovarall result is not ergonomic at all (convex seat) and maybe harmfull (at back support edges) I think it looks nice in closeup shots

    juan
  • Caralho, que foda!

    Demian (Brasil)
  • so cool storable and great chazak u’ baruch

    diane kaston
  • Me too, like it very much, good luck in Milan!

    Klaas
  • AWESOME WORK….SIMPLE AND VERY EFFECTIVE

    AJAY SEKAR
  • VERY NICE PROJECT
    I THINK YOU SOULD TRY TO HAVE NEW STYLING FHOTOS
    SO IT WILL TAKE IT HIGEAR

    GOOD LUCK

    KOBI

    KOBI
  • I really like the application of bends in the design of objects, congratulations!

    fy
  • simply amazing…good work

    liaqat
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