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RawTation Collection: Stool | Adi Zaffran Weisler

2010, Prototype, Materials: Polypropylene, branches, trunks and twigs, 35X28X28 cm
Courtesy of the designer

This stool is part of a project which began during the tenure of Adi Zaffran Weisler in the Faculty of Industrial Design at Bezalel. Through the creation of a series of furniture pieces, Zaffran Weisler strove to examine the point of fusion between organicraw materials and those produced in an industrial process. The process chosen for the test was the casting of polyethylene using the technology of rotational molding. Zaffran Weisler introduced cold, industrial polyethylene into a mold, along with natural elements, which he inserted in their raw form, thus producing a sequence of unique, oneof- a- kind objects. He created a technique whereby the meeting point between the organic and the synthetic was established during the hand-driven rotational molding process, without the need for cold joints or complex adjustments. During the process, a new, aesthetic language was created, composed of basic shapes and raw material such as the branches of a citrus fruit tree, a worm-eaten trunk and thorny bark.

Adi Zaffran Weisler (born in France), industrial designer who graduated from the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, and holds a master's degree in product design from the Royal College of Art in London. Today he lives and works in London. Th RawTation Collection has been shown in numerous exhibitions around the world.

Photos: Itay Benit

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