The aesthetic lightness of a house of cards served as inspiration for the development of this product. Plans that support each other, the visual purity of straight lines are elements that refer to the innovative and unique design of this chair.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Baralho armchair has a contemporary design able to surprise the viewer with their pure forms and straight lines. Made using only folds and leftovers on the plate of brushed aluminum, the chair stands out for its bold design that challenges the strength of the material. The Baralho armchair can bring together, in one elemento, beauty, lightness and precision of lines and angles.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The process from the first ideas to the preparation of the final product lasted for approximately 5 months. The first drawings began in March 2013. The prototype was launched in June 2013 after researching materials and manufacturing process. The final work, as it is marketed, was completed in August 2013. The whole process took place in the city of Teresina - Piaui - Brazil.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The Baralho armchair runs in brushed aluminum plate, 3mm thick. This material was chosen because of its lightness and strength. The metal sheet is cutting and has cold bending in specific industrial machinery. The assembly of this product, made in local manufacturing, strictly obeys the angulation of the Project and welds for tying the pieces are necessary. The weld is performed between the accent and back, and between the accent and the parts that make up the base. Apart from brushed aluminum it can be presented in different colors, getting automotive paint for this.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
1180 x 600 x 650
Contemporary, Lightness, Daring, unusual, Pure Forms, Straight Lines, Brushed Aluminum, Brasilian Forniture.
The first challenge was to think on a lightweight and aesthetically material viable for making the chair. The prototype was made of iron sheet, making it unaffordable for the excess of weight (about 45kg). So the brushed aluminum was the material chosen, giving the product ease shipping and handling.. The second challenge consisted in their support: as the support plane stress without it succumb. On that account, manufacturing process includes welding to the anchorage parts.
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Image #1, Photographer André Nazareth, Brasilian Forniture, 2013.
Image #2, Photographer Flávio Melo Franco, Baralho Armchair, 2013.
Image #3, Photographer Flávio Melo Franco, Baralho Armchair, 2013.
Image #4, Photographer Flávio Melo Franco, Baralho Armchair, 2013.
Image #5, Photographer Flávio Melo Franco, Baralho Armchair, 2013.