Unfolded Creativity

The Upon coat rack immediately got my attention when I first saw it, what it struck me was the smart use of a very common technology such as bended metal sheet and the beauty of that shape, which is purely the result of the process used to create it, without any stylistic euphemism.
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The sheets of metal are laser cut and bent, and then stretched like an accordion with a special tool designed for the process. 
Stefan Diez has exploited the properties of the material in a super clever way, testing the physical limits and benefiting from the structural rigidity of the unfolded metal. 
The same process has been used for creating a table and a bench, the Upon family is produced by German manufacturer Schönbuch.

Upon

UponUponPhoto credit: Studio Stefan Diez  

Upon 
Designer: Stefan Diez
Company: Schonbuch
Year: 2006
Materials: powder coated laser cut sheet metal later stretched or twisted.
 

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