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 Bench are made of 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. One technical modification to the material gives it new structural properties as well as a new appearance.
Technique developed with self modified hydraulic press in the studio. Taking an industrial technique back to handcrafting.