6x6 Part 2 | Introducing salvaged materials to contemporary furniture
Product Design & Art Direction
Creating a furniture collection from scraps of materials.
Challenge: Change people's mindsets about scrap from the marble industry.
October 2015: Rado Star Prize -nominee-
June 2015: Swiss Federal Grant -nominee-
Ikea Stiftung 2015
Outcome: A furniture collection composed of three pieces.
Press: Sight Unseen GRANDE EDITION, FURNITURE DESIGNERS
Composed of 3 pieces, a coffee table, a console and a lamp, 6x6 part 2 has been designed as statement pieces integrated into consumers daily life.
Originating from a partnership with the marble mason’s workshop “Gros-Derudet” based in Lyon, 6x6 is a project optimizing physical properties of stone to push the limits of traditional constraints. Inspired by wooden laminated panels, this material is designed as a sandwich of stone glued together later cut into 6 cm by 6 cm battens. This method significantly increases the rigidity of the stone by creating a new raw material. It then becomes possible to produce pieces of a much greater range while using the leftovers from this industry. This approach allows to implement a system which creates furniture and large structures preserving the thin stone range.