The Ash Collection is an innovative system of versatile furnishings born out of the challenges that face regional manufacturing. The twelve-piece collection of seats and tables features a diseased Ashwood base and cast bronze top; fully sourced, designed and manufactured within 100 miles of Toronto.
To minimize the number of patterns and moulds required to build it, all of the parts in the collection stem from a single egg shape. The tooling used to make the product is repurposed into the product and process; enhancing its role, extending its lifespan and saving factory floor space.
Once the base is made, the shavings from the milling process are reclaimed, mixed with re-usable refractory sand and compacted around the base to make the mould for the top. When the molten metal is poured into it, the sawdust burns away and the sand goes back into production to create new moulds. The only trace left behind by the mould is the textured finish on the metal top; nothing is wasted.
Integrating the design and manufacturing processes out of the gate allows STACKLAB to produce the maximum number of objects with the minimum amount of waste. Optimized with the aid of an algorithm, the wholly circular solution seamlessly combines design, tech and craft.
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Cast Bronze with Blue Patina, Cast Bronze with Antique Brown Patina, Cast Bronze with Natural Patina, Cast Bronze with Dark Green Patina, Cast Bronze with Green Patina, Cast Bronze with Green/Black Patina, Turned Ash with Aged Oxidiser & Wax Coating, Turned Ash with Fresh Oxidiser & Wax Coating
Turned Ash with Aged Oxidiser & Wax Coating, Turned Ash with Fresh Oxidiser & Wax Coating