Is this the future of furniture?

​Are you sitting down?: The stool costs around $3500 AUD.
​Are you sitting down?: The stool costs around $3500 AUD.

A range of furniture that showcases the structural properties of carbon fibre, which would not be practical, if at all possible using more traditional materials, is now available.

Inspired by simplistic structural forms and using ultra-high-tech carbon composite materials, the Essence of Strength range features cantilevered forms to push design parameters to support varying human postures. 

Created by the British industrial designer, Kristian Arens, the collection comprises a Chaise Longue, Cobra High Stool and a range of super lightweight carbon Aero Benches. The products contrast novel carbon fibre technologies with hand crafted leather and wood veneers.

​Save your pennies: Each chaise lounge is tailor-made with different amounts of flex to suit the buyer. It costs around $80,000 AUD.

​Save your pennies: Each chaise lounge is tailor-made with different amounts of flex to suit the buyer. It costs around $80,000 AUD.

Taking structural inspiration from natural organic forms, these highly engineered designs use a complex and intricate alignment of carbon threads to create fluidity of shape while ensuring incredible strength, super-thin profiles, and feather-like weight.

essenceofstrength.co.uk