Solids of Revolution: Concrete and Felt Stools by Max Lamb

Solids of Revolution: Concrete and Felt Stools by Max Lamb

Aaron Able
Jun 11, 2008

Remember the chair that Brad Pitt purchased at Design Miami /Basel? The Bronze Poly Chair is by British designer Max Lamb. Lamb's Solids of Revolution collection was also shown at the festival in Basel. The stools instantly reminded us of Charles and Ray Eames' Time Life Stools — but after further inspection and insight into the production, we were impressed with the use of contrasting materials for a similar result...

Concrete:

Felt:

From Max Lamb:

Solids of Revolution are two collections of stools in concrete and wool felt formed using rotational cutting processes. Two inherently disparate materials unified by property and by process. Hard, heavy concrete becomes lightweight and malleable. Soft, supple wool becomes rigid and strong. The convergence of two polar opposites at a state of physical property where the same processes apply.

Both collections are made from preformed objects designed for industrial applications, offering primary function to otherwise secondary articles. The humble concrete block used to build family dwellings and architectural monoliths, and discs of pressed wool felt that are mounted onto a rotational spindle for use in the metal, glass and stone polishing industry.

Via: dezeen. (There are additional production pics for both types of stools at dezeen!)

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