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Drought: A Bronze Chair Created Using a Natural Dehydrating Process

05.26.17 | By
Drought: A Bronze Chair Created Using a Natural Dehydrating Process

Tokyo-based Hokuto Ando and Toshiya Hayashi make up the design studio we+ and their latest project, Drought, explores a natural dehydrating process. Drought is a bronze chair that forms over time and through a lack of moisture by using a combination of wax and a super absorbent resin. While in the original mold, the mixture dries and shrinks, leaving behind the open, hole-filled texture you see in the finished chair.

Drought debuted at Gallery Rossana Orlandi in Milan Design Week 2017.

Photos by Masayuki Hayashi.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.