Basalt Fiber Collection by Raimonds Cirulis for Maffam Freeform

March 1, 2012

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.