It started off as a project exploring the possible ways of using clamps, and soon the Holdfast assignment stumbled into this eclectic range of exciting furniture. The idea was to employ clamps as tools as well as fasteners and are fashioned to reflect simplicity. They are based on the holdfast clamping system that holds materials to the surface of a workbench.
Samuel explains, “The components are manufactured using a computer controlled wire bending device. The components are then inserted into a through hole and wedged under the material they are supporting, creating tension in the vertical leg and in turn creating a strong stiff supporting structure for shelves as well as side tables, stools and other occasional home furnishings.”
I find it a fascinating new way to create furniture, a wonderful blend of metal and wood.
Designer: Samuel Weller
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