We love aluminum. It's a material you see every day and its use in the Ssang stool recognizes its legacy and history as being both a democratic building material but also a viable material for furniture.
It's corrosion resistance and high strength-to-weight ratio make this material especially useful in structural applications as well as in outdoor applications where weathering is a factor.
Raw aluminum has an incredibly beautiful and soft texture. It is both light but incredibly strong, and reflects light in a beautiful way.
We hope to bring out and highlight these subtle qualities inherent in the raw material through the design of the stool. In the end, creating not only a beautiful product but a product that will last well into the future and for generations to come.
Most aluminum products are recycled, and its use over products made from plastics can help significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Where many products are designed with planned obsolescence (cradle to grave), because this product is 100% aluminum, it has the potential to have an infinite life cycle (cradle to cradle).
Along with its durable nature, aluminum is 100% recyclable and can be recycled again and again without degrading its inherent value.
Nearly 75% of all aluminum ever produced (since 1888) is still in use today.
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