Tristan Frencken has been operating his design studio in Den Bosch since 2004. He and his team produce minimal designs that make optimal use of interior space while still presenting a striking visual effect.
Frencken’s Joined Forces stool emerged from a material study of natural fibres and bio-composite resin; when a fibre is stiffened with a resin, it gains resistance against external forces. Frencken bundled these hardened fibres, which demonstrate the same principle as steel cables in their tensile strength: while an individual thread can support 260g, 350 threads can support 98kg. Joined Forces demonstrates the technical capabilities of properly applied natural materials and is a nod to the adage ‘stronger together. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Materials: Furniture, Bioplastic