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Basalt Fiber Outdoor Chairs by Raimonds Cirulis

Basalt Fiber Outdoor Chairs by Raimonds Cirulis front

Basalt Fiber Outdoor Chairs by Raimonds Cirulis

Basalt Fiber Outdoor Chairs by Raimonds Cirulis Set

Basalt Fiber Outdoor Chairs by Raimonds Cirulis

The Latvian company Maffam Freeform offers hand-made furniture for garden or terraces, as well as stylish design objects. “I wanted to find and think of something unique. Something new and I did it,” says designer Raimonds Cirulis. He is the first person in the world who makes furniture from basalt fibers.

The designer has managed to develop 17 types of design objects. The furniture is light, but stable, and has the unique basalt lace pattern. Two identical objects are impossible to make, because every piece of furniture is 100% hand made.

Uniqueness lies in two important aspects – basalt absorbs all kinds of harmful rays – ultraviolet, radio, electromagnetic, mobile phone, even the earth gravitational radiation and X-rays, emphasizes the designer. So people are protected when they are relaxing in basalt furniture from many things which have negative effect on people. Second – basalt is unusually durable material, for example basalt fiber is stronger than a fiberglass. With good reason in Russia from basalt have been made “undetectable submarines “, it is still widely used in space technology. Therefore designer believes that this furniture will have lifetime for 20 to 30 years. It’s furniture for generations.

Via zerido and Contemporist.

DRM Chair by Thibault Brevet

DRM Chair by Thibault Brevet

The Digital Rights Management chair demonstrates what is happening in modern digital times if you buy media. You’re only entitled to use what you have bought in limited ways. Too much use destroys what you have bought. As Thibault says:

The DRM Chair has only a limited number of use before it self-destructs. The number of use was set to 8, so everyone could sit down and enjoy a single time the chair.

A small sensor detects when someone sits and decrements a counter. Every time someone sits up, the chair knocks a number of time to signal how many uses are left. When reaching zero, the self-destruct system is turned on and the structural joints of the chair are melted.