The 'Melt' series investigates metal plasticity and explores the material's behaviour when pushed to its limits, resulting in an innovative joinery system with an unexpected visual language.
Departing from traditional metal joinery techniques such as welding and soldering, this series introduces a new methodology that is then formally applied in the design of furniture pieces. The tube is compressed and deforms at 9 tonnes, buckling and expanding into the groove of the sheet, creating the 'melt' joint. This new joint has the potential to attach two different metals without using or conducting heat. This is particularly beneficial for metals with low melting points, such as aluminium. Additionally, it could minimise time in post-production as it is a particularly neat process.