FOLD Range | 2022

PD24 Winner

Category:Furniture - ChairsLocation:Jaipur, IndiaDesigner:AKFD Studio, Jaipur, IndiaManufacturer:AKFD Studio, Jaipur, India

Juxtaposing forms and materials, the FOLD series draws inspiration from paper geometry.

A double nod to the moderWnist architecture of the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

The structures are composed of solid aluminium sheets bent to iconic sculptural frames marked by clean lines and great detailing. Upcycled Metal Wood and Fabric FOLD together to unFOLD a sculptural yet surprisingly comfortable range of furniture for a cosy lounging experience.

The range utilises sheet aluminium, an almost infinitely recyclable metal, in ways that the end-use materials can be separated easily for end-of-life recycling.

The use of robust materials and connections makes it a timeless piece. Each design is multipurpose: stool doubling as a table etc. Being a natural material, and handcrafted, the design has a remarkably lower carbon footprint.

The simple forming of aluminium sheets to produce structurally strong shapes, and an easy but crisp visual makes this versatile object, a statement piece. Innovative detailing makes the impossible seem possible by creating minimal yet structurally sound designs.

Upcycled metal, wood and fabric FOLD together in innovative ways to unFOLD a sculptural yet surprisingly comfortable range of multifunctional furniture.

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