Hisakazu Shimizu and Benex Japan explore the possibilities of sheet metal
Japanese industrial equipment maker nipponbenex collaborates with product designer Hisakazu Shimizu For the “EETAL” project, which aims to explore the possibilities of sheet metal through an innovative furniture collection. In their first “SUITE FURNITURE” series, creators used high-quality processing techniques to form an organic design language that contrasted with the hard nature of iron.So far, the collection has aspects table, And stools Chair, Available in a wide range of colors.
The collection emerges as an unexpected fusion of precise craftsmanship
All images are courtesy of EETAL and nipponbenex
Koichi Inoue Art Direction
Behind the SUITE FURNITURE COLLECTION
On EETAL’s official website, nippon benex states that the project “represents a sheet metal shape that no one knows yet.” As the first initiative, the company partnered with product designer Hisakazu Shimizu to establish the sheet metal stool & side table series SUITE FURNITURE. The collection emerges as an unexpected fusion of precise craftsmanship with innovative emotions and ideas.
Tables and stools are made by converting iron into an organic, fluid form.
Metal-organic stool and table
The SUITE FURNITURE series was created in an attempt to overturn the conventional knowledge of sheet metal processing by converting iron into an organic and fluid form. The stool consists of two steel plates with a thickness of only 2 mm. You can choose from three colors: black, cream white, green, and lemon yellow. The complexity of a simple product makes it ideal for indoor or outdoor settings.
The gray or cream-white unique look of the table, on the other hand, is made of a thin steel top plate and smooth curved legs. Just like its funky look, it can be used in a variety of situations such as PC work, drinks, display stands, and more.
The table can also be used as a display stand
The stool consists of two steel plates with a thickness of only 2 mm.
The table is ideal as a minimal bedside furniture option
SUITE stools are available in black, cream white, green and lemon yellow.
Measured at w370 x d438 x h600 mm, the table is also useful for PC work
Because it uses a resistant material such as iron, it can also be placed outdoors.
name: Suite furniture
designer: Hisakazu Shimizu
Manufacturer: Nippon Benex Co., Ltd.
accessories: Instruction manual, non-slip felt
Photo: Michinori Aoki
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