In the “Pressure” series, Tim Teven uses material deformation under extreme pressure as a tool to design. The deformation of metal by exerting pressure leads to exciting technical details, as well as new optical and haptic qualities.
The “Pressure Stool” and “Pressure Bench” are made of an aluminium sheet into which a pattern is pressed. On one hand, the material is hardened. On the other hand, the normally cold and stiff aluminium takes on an unexpectedly soft and pleasant appearance. This technique makes it possible to produce lightweight seating furniture from aluminium only 2mm thick.