Gongzheng Collection

Mario Tsai Studio. Gongzheng Collection takes aluminium profile as the research subject to explore the limit of its scale and strength in furniture manufacturing.

Modulisation is used as the logic for the continuous extension of the work, in order to achieve the expansion of the same basic material in different scales of furniture applications.

Table / Bench

With a straight and upright shape of the material, Gongzheng table obtains a natural sense of elegance and neatness in its outlook. The studioi takes aluminium as the research subject to explore the limit of its scale and strength in furniture manufacturing. The hollow-die aluminium extrusion process can produce flat aluminium sheets of any length and height.

Adapting to the thoroughly interconnecting structure of the material, the studio found a special way to connect the surfaces in different planes together seamlessly. Horizontal splicing in multiples of 20 cm as the basic unit, the tabletop can be expanded horizontally in multiples and the length and width of the other surfaces can also be customised to accommodate the different needs of scales from the users.

Gongzheng Table ↑

The table legs and horizontal bracing in the form of ‘Gong’ (工) share similar characteristics with the commonly used I-beam in architecture – both are light in weight but obtain outstanding structural support.

2. Gongzheng Bench ↑

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