Slow Structures is a construction system that forces the user to create products slowly while using the natural properties of the materials to replace energy-intensive processes. The system consists of brass brackets and ropes with a simple tension mechanism. These components can be used to make a variety of objects and structures from a coat rack and tabletop supports to space dividers and small-scale architecture.
The process requires 3-5 months to slowly bend the wood as it dries. Once the wood is dry, the structure is permanent.
Designed For: Master's Thesis, Design Academy Eindhoven
Role: Product Designer, Fabrication