hisakazu shimizu and nippon benex explore sheet metal potential
japanese industrial equipment manufacturer nippon benex has collaborated with product designer hisakazu shimizu for the ‘EETAL’ project, with the aim to explore the potential of sheet metal through innovative furniture collections. for their first ‘SUITE FURNITURE’ series, the creators used high-quality processing technology to form an organic design language that contrasts with the stiff nature of iron. so far, the collection features a side table, and a stool chair, available for purchase in a wide range of colors.
the collection emerges as an unexpected fusion of precise craftsmanship
all images courtesy of EETAL and nippon benex
art direction by koichi inoue
behind the SUITE FURNITURE COLLECTION
on the EETAL official website, nippon benex states that the project ‘expresses the shape of sheet metal that no one knows yet’. as a first initiative, the company has partnered with product designer hisakazu shimizu, to form the sheet metal stool & side table series SUITE FURNITURE. the collection emerges as an unexpected fusion of precise craftsmanship, with innovative feelings and ideas.
the table and stool are made by converting iron into an organic flowy form
the metallically organic stool and table
the SUITE FURNITURE series is born with the attempt to overturn the conventional wisdom of sheet metal processing by converting iron into an organic flowy form. the stool consists of just two steel plates with a thickness of only 2 mm. available in black, cream white, green, and lemon yellow, the complexity of the simple product makes it ideal for settings indoors or out.
the uniquely looking table on the other hand, available in gray or cream white, is made with a thin steel top plate and a smoothly-curved leg for support. just as equally funky looking, the product can be used in various situations like for PC work, a drink, or as a display stand.
the table can be used as a display stand as well
the stool consists of just two steel plates with a thickness of only 2 mm
the table can be ideal as a minimal bedside furniture option
the SUITE stool is available in black, cream white, green and lemon yellow
measured at w370 x d438 x h600 mm, the table can also assist in PC work
with a resistant material such as iron, the products can also be placed outdoors
name: SUITE FURNITURE
designer: hisakazu shimizu
manufacturer: nippon benex co., ltd
accessories: instruction manual, non-slip felt
photography: michinori aoki
myrto katsikopoulou I designboom
dec 26, 2021
hisakazu shimizu turns iron into a playful sheet metal furniture collection