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sombrero by brian kane from usa

designer's own words:

this design is made of two parts:
• a seating shell made of compression molded PET - polyethylene terepathalate - a plastic resin used in the manufacuring of plastic food containers and the ubiquidous water bottle. new fiber and a high content of recycled fiber are blended together with a bonding agent to create a thick felt-like blanket. under heat and pressure this blanket is compressed to form the seating shape.
• a base frame of tubular and rod steel locate ond capture the seating shell. frames and shells nest separately to provide for compact shipping.
• This design could be family of seating objects - ottoman, chaise....

sombrero front/side

sombrero_front_0004r1.jpg sombrero front

img_0700.jpg sombrero shell and frame

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