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Paul Coenen

The manufacturing industry uses standard-sized material, and every machine works according to these sizes. Instead of seeing this as a limitation, Paul Coenen used this as inspiration to create Borders of Assembly. Every piece of furniture in this collection is made out of a standard size sheet of 1000 by 2000 millimetres.

Sheet metal is often folded to rule out its flexible properties and to create stiffness in the material. This flexibility can also be used in our advantage. By combining this feature together with high precision manufacturing, a language of form evolved: the flexibility of metal is used to lock pieces together due to the sheet’s force of bending back to its original shape.

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