"as much as necessary, as little as possible."
this sentence describes one of the most fundamental goals of design, especially when it comes to the use of material.
to use less material, for the same purpose, geometry is a mighty ally. it allows us to make use of a materials specific directional strength and to reduce its directional weakness.
this is the basic idea of layered wood boards. the strains cross each other and thus add their strength.
the 3 layer spruce boards used for the prismo:bench and prismo:table are amongst the cheapest and lightest wood-composites using solid wood. but the structural strength is limited.
by creating a geometry that uses a kind of fold in the structure, furniture with a great weight-to-sturdiness factor is created. although easy to carry by a single person, it can seat many people at once.
the concept for the furniture was initially developed during a semester project at university of arts, berlin. after further developments of the material composition and the fixtures, the university deemed it a product, worthy to be officially installed into the design campus of the unversity of arts, berlin.
the prismo:bench and prismo:table was matched with an individually fitted prismo:wallbench. the whole ensemble was finished with titan-oxid pigment enriched natural wood oil.
the prismo:bench and prismo:table are availabe for individual order.
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