WORKS / リフモスツール / リフモベンチ


主要用途: プロダクト(プロトタイプ)

製作: 丹青社

素材: リフモ / ワイヤー

サイズ: W500mm×D300mm×H420mm / W1500mm×D385mm×H420mm

設計期間: 2017.04-06

製作期間: 2017.06

写真: 尾鷲陽介





Principle use: PRODUCT (prototype)

Production: TANSEISHA

Material: RIFMO / wire

Size: W500mm×D300mm×H420mm / W1500mm×D385mm×H420mm

Design period: 2017.04-06

Production period: 2017.06

Photo: Yosuke Owashi

Prototypes of a stool and a bench showcasing the textures and malleability of RIFMO's recycled textile materials.

Discarded clothes are processed into felt to which heat and pressure are applied to produce RIFMO textile boards that are lighter than veneered plywood and that can be easily bent. While the boards have the hard looking appearance of marble, random colorful strains of fibers rise from the surface, giving a nice feel to the touch. Moreover, no two boards are alike due to the overlapping of colored fibers.

Taking hints from the material's characteristics, we proposed a stool and a bench of simple construction made from long RIFMO boards to which wires were fixed to keep the shape in place. The stool is 12.8mm thick and is made using a single wire. Since the bench has a span of about 1,500mm, we strengthened the structure by passing two wires in a diagonal brace and kept the thickness as thin as possible at 19.2mm. The corner radius was set to fit in a user’s hand so that a hand could easily rest on it.

We envisioned furniture that gently fits the form of the body by bending lightly under the person sitting.