milan design week 2017: tokyo-based design studio we+ introduces ‘drought’ as a bronze chair born out of a natural dehydrating process. therefore, time played an integral role in production and was ultimately transformed into an immutable furniture piece. 

we+ drought bronze chair dehydrating process milan design week designboom

 

 

exhibited at gallery rossana orlandi in april 2017, the drought bronze chair by we+ results from natural techniques responsible for its distinct texture and shape. these are formed in the original mould, made from a mixture of wax and super absorbent resin. afterwards, with time, these thoroughly soaked resin balls slowly shrink from around 10mm to 1mm in diameter as they dry. finally, slipping out from the wax as they shrink, their absence leaves an airy intricate texture.

we+ drought bronze chair dehydrating process milan design week designboom

we+ drought bronze chair dehydrating process milan design week designboom

we+ drought bronze chair dehydrating process milan design week designboom

we+ drought bronze chair dehydrating process milan design week designboom

we+ drought bronze chair dehydrating process milan design week designboom

we+ drought bronze chair dehydrating process milan design week designboom

we+ drought bronze chair dehydrating process milan design week designboom

we+ drought bronze chair dehydrating process milan design week designboom

 

 

project info:

material : bronze
size: ( L)43.5 x  (W) 38.5 x (H) 82.5 – (SH) 43 [cm]
photography: masayuki hayashi, hokuto ando & toshiya hayashi / we+

 

 

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