milan design week 2017: tokyo-based design studio we+ introduces ‘drought’ as a bronze chair born out of a natural dehydrating process. therefore, time played an integral role in production and was ultimately transformed into an immutable furniture piece.
exhibited at gallery rossana orlandi in april 2017, the drought bronze chair by we+ results from natural techniques responsible for its distinct texture and shape. these are formed in the original mould, made from a mixture of wax and super absorbent resin. afterwards, with time, these thoroughly soaked resin balls slowly shrink from around 10mm to 1mm in diameter as they dry. finally, slipping out from the wax as they shrink, their absence leaves an airy intricate texture.
material : bronze
size: ( L)43.5 x (W) 38.5 x (H) 82.5 – (SH) 43 [cm]
photography: masayuki hayashi, hokuto ando & toshiya hayashi / we+
edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom