ARCHES

‘Arches’
October 2018

For ‘Take Away’ Dutch Design Week 2018,
Curated by Dutch Invertuals.

Project description
Stool: plaster and paper, 35cm / 45cm / 32cm

Bench: plaster and paper, 120cm/ 45cm / 32cm

‘Arches’
In ‘Arches’ We are aiming to find new and unexpected applications for a fully recyclable material: plaster. Being widely used for the coatings of walls and ceilings, plaster requires a hidden supporting framework. While it is not known as a strong material, we demonstrate with Arches its unexpected load-bearing properties.

Plaster is a natural material that is infinitely recyclable without losing it’s quality. by combining it with one of the oldest and strongest constructive forms, we are able to use as little material as possible. we guarantee load-bearingqualities by bringing plasterboard into the self-supporting structural form of an arch.

For “Take Away”, 10 Dutch Invertuals designers explore the complications caused by our contemporary lifestyle and each present their vision on viable futures. Works include new applications of production techniques, experiments that introduce new insights, and radical new ways of making and thinking.

”Take Away, the 19th exhibition presented by Dutch Invertuals at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, an exhibition of design concepts investigating our material future.

Photography by: Ronald Smits / ZwartFrame.