Favelous 963 is a pop-up restaurant located at Mediamatic Fabrique in Amsterdam.
It is part of the Freezing Favela project – a temporary ‘city’ open to a variety of projects with a DIY attitude.
A vacant building, formerly being used for the production of train wagons, has been activated by designers, artists, cooks and other makers who organize workshops and other social events for the local community.
Realisation: Andrea Sossi,Ifigeneia Dilaveraki,Christop Toenges (CONBAM)and Elena Goray with the support of Robert Bochove, Christel van Calsteren, Barak Oserovitz, Peter Cornellis and Jessica Camphens
Design: Ifigeneia Dilaveraki, finalized in collaboration with Christoph Toenges (CONBAM) and Elena Goray
Construction and material expertise: Christoph Toenges (CONBAM)and Elena Goray
Sponsoring: CONBAM Advanced Bamboo Applications
Photos: Christoph Tönges, Arne Kuilman
The project Pile Isle Reloaded went a step further. 10 different types of bamboo from Colombia, China and Indonesia were combined. The result is a fine and vivid pattern due to the various colors and diameters of the bamboos.
The design of this table alludes to a warm and intimate aspect of the social eating culture in China that still resist the quickening pace of technological change. A miniature fire source that could be placed in a middle of the table awakens the time-honored tradition of gathering around the source of light and warmth that attracts and, as it were, enchants the party around it. The base of the table consists of a pile of bamboo poles in a variety of different sizes and colors held together by metal belts, which eliminate the need for any screw or glue. The horizontal cut of the bamboo base that becomes visible under the table glass, reveals naturally beautiful and visually appealing organic pattern.
Design: Elena Goray & Christoph Tönges
The bamboo bench “Pile Isle” by Elena Goray and Christoph Tönges is a beautiful spot for relaxation. A bundle of brown bamboo poles is strapped together in smart and simple way. Just 4 belts of stainless steel are keeping the shape – no screw and no glue is necessary!
In cooperation with www.BAMBUS-CONBAM.de
Goray is fascinated in her product designs by the allusion
of the surface structures to the surface of organic skin.
The sculptural elements in her works are rendered unexpectedly affective.
SOFttILES (2009) are porcelain tiles inspired by the pattern of Chesterfield Chair.
The porcelain replica of strained leather appears soft and uncanny,
exuding such a warmth that onlookers feel the irresistible urge to touch it.
Registered Community Design No.: 001715103-0001
material: porcelain fabrication: 2009
Private space in public
The design was motivated by the sensation and enjoyment of life.
The main body of the chair is made from fiberglass and has a thin, floating shape. In addition to it, a flexible “collar” might be added for privacy.
The prototype was handmade with GRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) on a casting mould. It can also be made economic and ecologic by injection molding of WPC (wood plastic composite). The collar is made of sailcloth and is fixed with rope.
size: L 200 x W 90 x H 120 cm
material: Fiberglass (chair) Sailcloth (collar)
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