Six Fold is a bench seat that uses six individual sheets of EchoPanel® to function as an underframe, turning a non-structural material into a supportive element.
Elliot Bastianon is a furniture designer based in Canberra, Australia. Graduating in 2012 from the Australian National University with a BA/BVA (Honours), he has a diverse material palette and attempts to extrapolate the most from everyday things around him; often combining materials in ways that he hopes will direct his practice down a path not often taken.
For Bastianon, furniture isn’t just something utilitarian. It’s an apparatus of communication, a tool to deliver a message or encourage a different way of seeing the world.
Bastianon is also the founder and studio director of the shared workshop, Six Wiluna, a place that provides machinery and space for early career designers to develop their practices.
Six Fold is a bench seat that uses six individual sheets of EchoPanel® to function as an underframe, turning a non-structural material into a supportive element. It’s an extension of the ideas presented in Orientation—the first piece to explore the method of ‘V’ bent panels—and echoes a ‘strength in numbers’ approach to design solutions. A timber frame on the underside removes any chance of deflection and ensures the top remains flat when used.
The solid oak top has been blackened and polished, muting some aspects of the timber’s characteristics while simultaneously highlighting others.
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