Month: December 2015

Corten

Corten is an ecologically friendly chair designed by Michelle Janssen. Michelle recently graduated as a Master in Interior Design at the University of Antwerp. She manufactured the frame from one metal tube that she got at a factory. Therefor the length of the production process was double as fast than normal and there were less welding points needed! By making these choices it was possible to create a chair that costs less than €10 in the purchase of raw materials. PLUS it’s 100% ecological! Except for  the ecological friendliness there are other important functions of Corten, such as the material used to bind the open, steel frame together. She searched for materials strong enough to hold the force of the open structure (which was found through a company in Belgium that annually produces 7.5 tons of conveyor waste)   Interesting side note: This company has to pay to deposit their waste abroad. So Michelle realized  that their ‘waste’ was a gold mine for her, and she could gather all the materials to get Corten realized. Throughout the development process Michelle …