From Sheet to Seat: Robert van Embricqs' Rising Furniture

It's tough not to be impressed with Netherlands-based designer Robert van Embricqs' "Rising" series of furniture, comprised of a stool, chair and table: The Rising Chair was the first of the series. Van Embricqs explains how he went from sheet to seat: The foundation of any chair is the flat surface you'll eventually sit down on. Using this notion as a starting point, I made several cuts in the flat surface and pulled up the different beam-like strands of cut surface. This cre...

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