The design firm Heatherwick Studio has revealed a collection of aluminum benches titled ‘Extrusions’ for the 2009 London Design Festival.
The futuristic metal furnishings include six extruded, mirror-polished aluminum benches made without fixtures or fittings, but produced by the world’s largest extrusion machine. This machine squeezed and shaped the aluminum into “a chair profile, complete with legs, seat, and back,” says the Haunch of Venison gallery in London, and each piece took 300 hours to polish.
Aluminum Benches Dazzle at the Extraordinary Extrusions Exhibit
1. Extruded Metal Furniture - Innovative use of extrusion manufacturing can lead to a new line of metal furniture pieces without fixtures or fittings.
2. Futuristic Bench Design - Designers can create modern and sleek bench designs by utilizing aluminum and other metals with mirror-polished finishing.
3. Efficiency in Metalworking - Developing new machinery and processes to reduce the time and cost of metal polishing and finishing can improve the overall manufacturing process.
1. Furniture Production - The furniture industry can utilize extrusion manufacturing to create new and innovative pieces.
2. Metalworking and Manufacturing - Metalworking industries can take advantage of mirror-polished aluminum and new manufacturing processes for various applications.
3. Design and Architecture - Utilizing aluminum and other extruded metals in modern architecture and design can create sleek and innovative structures and functional pieces.