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HERTH & SCHLUETER / table, chair


A big weak point of furnitures are the joints between the material. For our product we analysed traditional and industrial joints and created a new one. Another important point was the easy installation and deinstallation of the products for the user. The principle we used is based on tension. For our products we didn´t use screws. We only worked with the tension, the strength and the friction of the materials. For the design we separated the different parts of the products by its use. The static elements are powder coated steel and the design is very straight-lined, the elements, the user is in direct contact with are made of maple wood.


Hfg Schwäbisch Gmünd

Hfg Schwäbisch Gmünd
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Tillmann Herth,
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd

Thomas M. Schlüter,
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd