Some of these projects have been around for a while, so it's not quite April fresh, but we couldn't help but be impressed all over again at some of the student furniture projects from the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies at the ICFF. The use of curvature and corners to add rigidity to the bent sheet-metal seats shows some real structural insight, for example, but this is coupled with a high level of finish and a playful decorative bent as well. There's also some nice use of laser-cutting here, thankfully in a way that emphasizes the flexibility of the process, rather than resorting to the mechanical aesthetic we usually see.
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