Shades of Brunelleschi



前作の「Shades of Michelangelo」に続き、菊川工業株式会社の協力のもと、制作を続けているアルミニウムを使用した実験家具である。

Shades of Brunelleschi
The chair with the arc shape for the seating surface has hardly been seen. It is a shape that is avoided for various reasons such as sitting comfort. However, when you sit in an arc, you feels more wrapped up than a flat seat, which is surprisingly comfortable. If you float it further, you will feel more comfortable than ever before. To feel the floating feeling, you have to make it as thin as possible. It's easy to make it out of steel, but the chair itself will be very heavy. It is impossible to carry it alone. By using aluminum, the weight is one-third that of steel. However, since aluminum is a softer material than steel, it cannot be structurally established so easily. How thin can you make this shape with aluminum? It was a surprisingly difficult task. As a result of repeating this trial and error for more than half a year, we have completed a chair that can withstand a weight of up to 100 kg with 4 mm thick aluminum by devising the method of joining and welding between members. The thinness of the aluminum can be seen by looking at the chair from the front.

Following the previous work "Shades of Michelangelo", this is an experimental furniture made of aluminum, which is being produced with the cooperation of Kikukawa Kogyo Co., Ltd.


■ Chair
material: aluminum
manufacture: Kikukawa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
design year: 2019.07 ~ 2020.03

*This project is supported by Kuwasawa Design School Research grant 2019.