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Kavex by Jakob Hohmann


Photo by Mariëlle Leenders

Jakob Hohmann has created Kavex, a chair out of thermoplastics, a material that liquefies at room temperature. When it does so, it can be poured into a mould. By pouring in the seat and the back parts first and then closing the mould, this plate material will bend into the desired shape. The molten polymer can then melt into the seat and back, turning the result into something that is strong enough to be formed into a sturdy, yet light chair. This production process renders any additional joints unnecessary. It can be applied both in small studios and in large-scale industrial production.

Jakob Hohmann