Clamp series by Florian Schregelmann

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In his master thesis, Florian Schregelmann took a closer look at gaps. Within the title „mind the gap“, he was searching for gaps and their consequences. One of those is the fact that gaps can create connec-tions, either by filling them or by using them as a connecting method. With the gap being the origin of designing objects, he created a series of three products based on the topic of connecting methods.

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Clamp series took a closer look at gaps

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The dovetail principle is a common carpenter‘s method for connecting wooden elements. Clamp Table and Clamp Stool were inspired by this method and their design results from a reinterpretation. By squeezing togehter, a precisely bend plate of metal sheet is adopted to a rack out of ash wood. When brought to the right position, the plate can be released and is fixed by clamping. This creates a stable and simple connection ben rack and top. The bended gap consciously serves as a striking design feature which can also be utilized by the user.

 

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As well as Clamp table & stool, Clamp light is based on the dovetail principle and shows a reinterpreta- tion of this method in a hanging version. Two wooden brackets with a steel rope help hanging the ano-dized folded aluminium sheet which contains a LED-stripe in the folded gap. By squeezing the aluminium sheet, the brackets can easily be adopted and brought into position. A clamp mechanism leads to an simple mouning an a stabile hanging. Clamp light can be used both as a desk light and as a table light.

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