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Israeli designer Max Cheprack has designed a new stool concept using clay. The seat design was achieved by extrusion process normally used to create objects with mixed cross-sectional profile. The legs of the stool are made of wood. Following is some information by the designer, “As a student at the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel researched and pioneered a process in Clay excursion, this exciting process led to my passion.
My research examined the extrusion process in a new material – clay. For this purpose, I built two pneumatic extruders (for two different die sizes) that push clay through the die. The Semi-industrial process enabled me to manipulate the material, with never-before-seen precision and complexity. My research led to the creation of various objects that illustrate the many possibilities of this technology. Finally, I chose to express the result of my research process in a new design for a stool. The final result is inspired by the material culture of the Middle East so as to express time and place. The research opens up new possibilities in ceramic design and shows great promise as a method of production and design.”