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.

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.


UponUponPhoto credit: Studio Stefan Diez  

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

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