A chair made from one single sheet of metal
Published on May 20, 2015
Harry Thaler’s work explores the world through reinvented objects and juxtapositions with a surprising and charming elegance. His elaborate designs are built on a foundation of traditional techniques and high quality craftsmanship creating a sensation of timelessness in his work. Harry’s background as a goldsmith and craftsman has a strong effect on his design process. Therefore a rich and layered body of work emerges implying functionality and elegance as essential characteristics. Harry graduated from the Royal College of Art in Product Design in June 2010 and was praised with the Conran Award 2010 as well as with the Interior Innovation Award 2011 in Cologne for Pressed Chair. Apart from taking part in numerous exhibitions and design fairs, Harry Thaler has also been commissioned for various public and private projects. He is based in London since 2008.
Pressed chair is a light, stackable metal chair stamped out of a 2.5mm aluminium sheet. The value of the design excels in the intent of creating a piece out of one single material without any joints or connectors. Furthermore the manufacturing produces no waste material and is 100% recyclable.
It doesn‘t come any more toned down than this. This chair is made from one single sheet of metal, made stable by its form and circumferential depression.
It doesn‘t come any more functional than this either. The Pressed Chair can be stacked and is equally at home outside as inside.
Awards: Conran Foundation Awards 2011, [D3] Contest 2011 imm cologne, Good Design 2011 The Chicago Athenæum.