Architect and Designer Manoj Patel is known for making extraordinary out of ordinary clay roof tiles. This time the architect repurposed the traditional clay roof tiles to create a unique outdoor furniture series. Gujarat-based architecture firm Manoj Patel Design Studio transformed the existing profiles of numerous clay tiles into playful optical illusions that resemble a natural volumetric mass, set as a backdrop against the rustic outdoor space. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) found this furniture series quite exciting and would love to share the details with the readers below:
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The design sets a link between the age-old vernacular material, concepts of modernization and the surroundings, revealing the connections exploring the sculpturesque artworks.
Different Material Orientation
The designer altered the tiles' conventional use by adopting a modernized approach while creating this furniture series.
He produced art-like furniture that shows a variety of orientations. This allowed the studio to translate its sustainable initiative into shadows of interesting patterns for furniture.
To add the finishing details, the junctions are treated into continuity, making a base to be seated on. Clay tile furniture conceives dialogue with the old historic urban fabric.
Made in earthy-toned, it features a detailed exploration of existing profiles into new outcomes through handcrafting details.
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The modules can easily be handled and placed in several different exterior settings, where people can enjoy the outdoors or have fun in group conversations.
Name: Clay Roof Tile Furniture
Designer: Manoj Patel Design Studio
Project Team: Manoj Patel, Aishwarya, Purna, Darshan, Urvesh
Project mentor: Anjali Mody – Josmo
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