TOM PAWLOFSKY /TIBOR WEISMAHR: 7XSTOOL

refugium TOM PAWLOFSKY :TIBOR WEISMAHR- 7XSTOOL 1

Developed by German designers Tom Pawlofsky and Tibor Weissmahr, the stackable 7Xstool is cut straight from a tree trunk by an industrial robot with a chainsaw specially programmed to carve. The name of the stools is derived from the seven axes on which the robot arm operates. Presented at this year’s Passagen during the Cologne furniture fair, in collaboration with berlin-based company Echtwald, and kkaarrlls, a platform for a collection of objects resulting from coursework realized at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, the machine carved the stools with millimeter precision, and by cleverly planning the saw’s tracks, the production of these stools, twice at a time, was almost scrap-free. The different tree trunks varied in their bark, grain, and branches, making each stool one of a kind.(mb)

refugium TOM PAWLOFSKY :TIBOR WEISMAHR- 7XSTOOL 2

refugium TOM PAWLOFSKY :TIBOR WEISMAHR- 7XSTOOL 3

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