Wed, Nov 24, 2010
Her is som description from Rainer Mutsch: For me Dune was a very demanding project, because it depended on so many parameters: ergonomics, durability, capability of mass production, release properties, statics, modularity, and eco friendliness, to mention only a few. Many prototypes and a lot of research were necessary in order to get the maximum stability out of 3ddeformed fiber cement; eventually, the geometry of the chair supports its stability through its controlled expansion and compression of the material which results in a load-capacity of around 900kg on the seating surface.
Dune visualizes the present material-technical maximum parametres of the fibercement material.The result is a highly stable structure with a load-carrying capacity way over the demanded requirement profile for public spaces. The rainwater flows through a hole in the seating surface to the inside of the loop where it is led directly out of the furniture through the curved bottom surface to dry the furniture as fast as possible.
With Dune I wanted to tell a story about the materials capabilities, the history of the company and the hand formed production method.
Tags: Austrian designer, contemporary furniture design, curved furniture, Dune, Eternit, fibercement material, furniture collection, lounge furniture, modern furniture, modular furniture, outdoor furniture, Rainer Mutsch