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Fe Furniture Expresses the Rigidity of Iron with a Rational Elegance

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Jul 13, 2012 • References: design-ss and mocoloco
It's sometimes surprising to discover how exquisite metal objects can be, considering the rough, stiff and often heavy characteristics of the material. Interestingly, Fe Furniture does not have the fluid floral motifs or big lovely curves occasionally made in cast iron, yet there is a beautiful delicacy to these two Design Studio S pieces.

One is a simple wall-mounted trellis, intended to function as a painting would. There's an optical illusion to the fine crossing lines of the flat lattice that invite the eyes to perceive it as a cluster of three-dimensional cubes. The second is a genuine wireframe cube that features six gridded sides. This piece of iron (Fe) Furniture by Fumie Shibata can be used as a stool, an ottoman or an industrial sculpture.