Infinite Steel Stool (Stool) by Fernanda Marques
2011 - 2012, Platinum A' Furniture and Homeware Design Award Winner
Inspiration
The end of 2010 marked the start of our research towards using stainless steel in the production of contemporary design furniture. At the same time, our practice was seeking to achieve a more authorial aspect in our interior projects – by designing furniture in a continuum with the projects. To be part of them.
Creativity
Our brief was to design for a young bold entrepreneur, a lover of art and design, of motorcycles and speed. For him we designed a multifunction room, where he could relax and entertain his friends.This is how Infinite Steel came to be: a seat that can be split into several others and which, thanks to its building material, can be used both inside and outside the lounge, abolishing the limit between indoor and outdoor.
Design Challenges
Fernanda Marques did not encounter any design challenges while designing the award winning Infinite Steel Stool Stool.
Production Technology
Custom-made, the Infinite Steel seat is made up from independent modules that fit together, each one weighing about 22 kg. Made from welded folded steel sheets and internally clad in plywood, the outer finish of the seat is textured to provide a satiny finish; each one of the modules reflects continuity in its design, as the modules fit together – without touching, however – the two units on either of their sides. Besides being one of the least environmentally impacting materials in the building industry as it is 100% recyclable, i.e.
       
     
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