Philipp Aduatz creates the Thanatos Furniture Collection using marble waste. Inspired by morbid forms and structures this project should demonstrate a possible application of waste in experimental furniture design.
Georg MoltererThanatos ChairThanatos Chair front view
Georg MoltererThanatos ChairThanatos Chair back view
Georg MoltererThanatos ChairThanatos Chair detail
Georg MoltererThanatos StoolThanatos Stool front view
Georg MoltererThanatos StoolThanatos Stool top view
Georg MoltererThanatos StoolThanatos Stool detail
Georg MoltererThanatos TableThanatos Table front view
Georg MoltererThanatos TableThanatos Table top view
Georg MoltererThanatos TableThanatos Table detail
Philipp AduatzPaper modelPaper model
Philipp AduatzCasting the chairCasting the chair
Philipp AduatzSilicone block mouldsSilicone block moulds
The Thanatos Furniture Collection is inspired by morbid forms and structures at the end of vegetation during autumn.
For this collection, Philipp Aduatz developed his own material, a resin-marble composite, combining the material advantages of stone and resin polymers. The material is composed from cast resin filled with a marble powder additive, a waste product from marble industry. During marble production processes, the marble industry generates large amounts of waste that give rise to environmental pollution. This project should demonstrate a possible application of these wastes.
The collection further represents the result of an intensive one-year research and experimentation in mould making techniques. First, a fragile model from paper was made for each piece. The chair and the table were cast in one piece in experimental moulds made from plaster. For the stool, first a master pattern was cast in experimental moulds made from silicone rubber and a composite material. Finally, durable silicone block moulds were made to replicate the stool in a larger edition.
Main goal was to develop an ultra-resilient but also tough material suitable for long-term use. Because it is cast in one continuous material, it can easily be refurbished by sanding and polishing as often as necessary. These properties together make it a sustainable and exceptionally long-lasting material.