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hungarian designers of tervhivatal /zsanett benedek & daniel lakos/ reinterpreted daniel’s preceding furniture design pieces. the former series were finished with birch veneer. the thin plywood constructions are now in white, looking like dematerialized lightweight paper folding. these pieces will be exhibited in the meeting of european and central east european designers, budapest www.madeinhungary.co.hu on 2-4 march.
original version of sinus bookshelf with birch finish was designed in 1999. the elements are similar to the hollow strips of the corrugated cardboard. these sinuous profiles are made from plywood. this way it spans 200 centimeters without any deformation at a regular load, although the curved profile is just 9 mm thick. sinus was awarded grand prix on the IFDA competition in asahikawa, japan. the jury included sir terence conran, toshiyuki kita, paolo piva.

the former version of kite chair was finalist in the same competition in 2002. the chair consists of three pieces of 9 mm thick bent plywood. the components are joined together with densely placed dowels. the desk matching the chair called dune was designed in 2002 as well. rigidity of both pieces is assured by the curved forms.

the aim of the designers was to find harmony between large surfaces and lightness, between a mass and a shell.

photos: attila vigh www.vighattila.hu