Concrete Garden Furniture That Is Experimental & Unique
Designer Philipp Aduatz experiments in the design and creation of sculptural objects that are both functional and unique, as can be seen by his latest designs.
At his home base in Vienna, designer Philipp Aduatz experiments in the design and creation of sculptural pieces that are both functional and unique. Aduatz process of creative design encompasses traditional crafting concepts and techniques with the use of cutting edge implements, particularly that of 3-D printing, laser scanning, CNC and Rapid Prototyping, among others.
His most recent commission, a collection of unique concrete furniture pieces, are constructed using a 3D printing technique using white cement.
Aduatz worked in collaboration with incremental3d, an Austrian start-up company that he has previously worked with on pieces for his exhibition at Milan Design Week, 2018.
The outdoor furniture collection, consisting of two chairs, two large sofas and a long bench divided into three segments, was commissioned by interior designer Kara Mann on behalf of a Chicago client. Each individual piece was printed using 3D technology using white cement, for an outdoor environment. Every piece of the collection is a single element with no seams or individual pieces with a minimum thickness.
Each piece of the collection is a single element with no seams or individual pieces with a minimum thickness.
"The biggest challenge to overcome for this private project was the development of a suitable reinforcement technology to provide the load capacity," says Aduatz. "Concrete is, by its very nature, a material with very little tensile strength and it requires reinforcement." For this project, a custom semi-automatic strategy was developed after the required payloads had been calculated, tested and proved with the addition of high-performance glass fibre rods and carbon textile reinforcement that is invisibly integrated into the design.
The outdoor furniture collection consists of two chairs, two large sofas and a long bench divided into three segments.
High-performance glass fibre rods and carbon textile reinforcement that are invisibly integrated into the design.