Latvian designer Raimonds Cirulis has created a collection of furniture made from basalt fibers for the manufacturer Maffam Freeform.
Description from Maffam Freeform:
The company “Maffam Freeform” offers hand-made furniture for garden or terraces, as well as stylish design objects. “I wanted to find and think of something unique. Something new and I did it,” says designer Raimonds Cirulis. He is the first person in the world who makes furniture from basalt fibers.
The designer has managed to develop 17 types of design objects. The furniture is light, but stable, and has the unique basalt lace pattern. Two identical objects are impossible to make, because every piece of furniture is 100% hand made.
Uniqueness lies in two important aspects – basalt absorbs all kinds of harmful rays – ultraviolet, radio, electromagnetic, mobile phone, even the earth gravitational radiation and X-rays, emphasizes the designer. So people are protected when they are relaxing in basalt furniture from many things which have negative effect on people. Second – basalt is unusually durable material, for example basalt fiber is stronger than a fiberglass. With good reason in Russia from basalt have been made “undetectable submarines “, it is still widely used in space technology. Therefore designer believes that this furniture will have lifetime for 20 to 30 years. It’s furniture for generations.
“This furniture not only takes a practical, utilitarian function, but with that comes story of its unique design and mysterious volcanic origin. Every product have it’s personality,” said SIA “Maffam Freeform” project manager Karlis Parsonoks. The company focuses on three main customer groups – hotel, leisure center, restaurant owners, people who are able to pay for a unique design, interior design showrooms.
Visit the Maffam Freeform website – here.