There are companies that are taking furniture design to the next level by introducing various modular styles. And then there are designers who are old school and choose cult over the state-of-the-art. French designer and architect Noe Duchaufour Lawrance is one from the latter group. Suggesting the obvious, the designer in collaboration with Made In Situ has designed Burnt Cork furniture collection, which reuses industrial waste for something valuable.
Made In Situ is a multidisciplinary studio renowned for its collection of tables and chair designs. French designer has used discarded burnt cork to create this furniture collection. The Burnt Cork chairs and tables are made from blocks of cork which are otherwise regarded as industrial waste.
Discarded burnt cork is transformed into custom gradient blocks and further carved to reveal tactile and sculptural creations. As complex as it may sound, the collection features sinuous forms and a gradient of textures. From curves to the rawness, the product plays with dichotomy. This tension in perpendicularity is the expression of the collection, says the designer.
Next process involves cutting the sinuous forms from the blocks using a seven-axis CNC machine. From calcined bark to fine grain, from rawness to fluid curves, the project plays with dichotomies presenting resemblance to reincarnating from the ashes.
The stool is the smallest piece of the collection. The piece is perched on three legs and gradually morphs from visibly burnt cork into an organic top. The collection also includes a burnt cork chaise longue and a burnt cork dining alongside a chair and a table.
The designer developed the desire to create a unique material from burnt cork leftovers, combining it with the traditional cork block technique of NF cork and since then there is no stopping him. For further information and details visit Made In Situ.
Via: Design Milk