Saturday, January 30, 2010

The P1 and P2 Chairs by Christel Hadiwibawa

P1 and P2 - Sustainable design research. Inspired by buildings across Asia that use bamboo scaffolding for its properties of strength, flexibility and durability. Identifies ways of using everyday materials to produce a chair that is accessible, comfortable and environmentally friendly. Made from bamboo, concrete and plantation timber, the strength of each chair is provided through layering of thin bamboo strips together to make the most of the material's flexible properties. From this, a backrest is created that customises to the unique ergonomics of each body shape. Concrete is used for a heavy base support. Interesting exploration of chairs with an Asian identity. Click here for more info.

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