Rotterdam studio The New Raw has recycled misprints and prototypes from its previous experiments in additive manufacturing to 3D print a limited edition chair called Ermis.
The mono-material, monobloc seat was born from the desire to find a new purpose for The New Raw’s own scrap materials by turning them into durable “zero-waste” objects.
“The New Raw does a lot of research by design, which by nature is very wasteful,” said founders Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki. “Failures and their critical evaluation is an integral part of our method.”
The monolithic seat of the Ermis chair follows simple and ergonomic lines and is robotically crafted with a single spiral plastic thread that follows the geometry. The layer orientation constantly follows the geometry of the chair via a slight rotation. As a result the chair is strong with a minimal material usage. At the same time this approach creates a graphic texture on its surface.
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