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Tori Low Stool In Sand Cast Aluminum

Tori Low Stool In Sand Cast Aluminum

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Tori is a stool of variable dimensions inspired by the Japanese arch that marks the boundary between the profane and sacred space.

Each Tori stool is a unique piece.

This piece was cast using the lost mold method with low-density expanded polystyrene. The front profile of the piece is drawn and carved on various EPS plates, which are then stacked and glued together, resulting in the mold of the piece in real scale (1: 1). Lastly, the mold is buried in a compressed mixture of sand, earth, and coal, and the molten aluminum is cast at a temperature of 700 C. This action causes the expanded polystyrene to be dissolved by the molten aluminum and occupy the volume where it was buried. Once the aluminum has solidified, the final piece is unearthed, revealing on its surface the texture of the lost mold.

Materials and Techniques

Aluminum. Sand cast

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Height: 17.33 in (44 cm)
Width: 22.45 in (57 cm)
Depth: 11.82 in (30 cm)
Seat Height: 17.33 in (44 cm)


Designed and produced by Ries in Argentina

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Ries is a Buenos Aires based studio devoted to designing and producing furniture, objects, and spaces.

The studio’s approach to design is influenced by the mixed background in architecture and industrial design of its members, who through a shared vision, achieve to combine different materials with production processes rooted in craft and industry to create pieces that seek to elevate the experience of everyday life.

Drifting between aesthetic simplicity and resolutive complexity, their work covers diverse fields that range from the design of small objects to interior design projects, as well as from the creation of unique pieces to serial production.