Fold was developed as a study into single material production techniques, in this case using sheet steel. The design creates a durable outdoor seating design that expresses sculptural qualities, to break away from the tradition of heavily framed, timber clad outdoor scenarios. Through the placement of the faceted panels along with laser-cut designs, the Fold chair reveals varying depth and pattern arrangement when viewed from different angles.
Currently a prototype design, Fold is focused on development into a modular range allowing varying seating options for public or private outdoor environments, with a focus on permanent, fixed public arrangements.
from: Nikolai Kotlarczyk