MADRID — We’re in serious love with these mega-cool stackable benches by ENORME Studios. The company’s trio of architects and designers employ some pretty innovative ideas in their work. Inspired by German machinery manufacturer Carl Schlickeysen’s 1855 ‘Universal Patent Brickmaking Machine,’ the original industrial brick extruder, the team has developed a ceramic modular furniture system using industrial ceramics, ArchDaily writes.
SCHLICKEYSEN is a modular furniture system based on two types of modular metal supports and standard-sized ceramic curved vaults. All kinds of settings can be configured from the combination of these three elements; picnic tables, continuous benches, grandstands, topographies, and many more typologies can be achieved by just stacking the metal supports and using the ceramic vaults as a horizontal supporting surface.
Brightly colored metal frames accentuate the warm color of the hallow extruded clay forms.
The architects write SCHLICKEYSEN is the first prototype of their BOVEDILLA SERIES research, which has been fabricated using local materials for Centro Cultural Conde Duque. In March, the modular furniture provided temporary space for activities during the Gastrofestival 2017 ; it’s now included in the Centre’s permanent furniture collection.
ArchDaily writes, the ceramic pieces used in the furniture are from Grupo Díaz Redondo, which is dedicated to the production of industrialized ceramics. The metal frames are fabricated at metalwork workshop CRRSA. Both are based in Madrid.
About ENORME: ENORME is the evolution of three co-founders of PKMN Architectures, Carmelo Rodríguez, Rocío Pina and David Pérez. We design and perform participation dynamics in the domain of city construction through our creative services platform CIUDAD CREA CIUDAD and the creation of CITIZENSHIP BRAND IDENTITIES. Our aim is to foster alternative ways to examine urban issues and to motivate the creation of a proactive citizen culture.
Photography by Javier de Paz García
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