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Project
Numeradas
Type
Furniture
Client
Cervezas Alhambra
Year
2018

Cervezas Alhambra launched a new series of experimental craft beers that have been fermented on wooden barrels from different sweet wines of Jerez in Andalucía: Amontillado, Palo Cortado and Pedro Ximenez. The office was commissioned to do a project with those
56 oak barrels.

Based on the experimental attitude of this beer company we were interested on the idea of inefficiency and decided to propose an anti-industrial exercise centered on seating objects. What could be the most inefficient chair from an industrial point of view?

Through a mathematical formula we created Numeradas: a collection of 3.060 one-off seating objects based on 18 variations of legs, where each one of them is different on every single chair and therefore the connections between them as well.

Only 6 were physically produced using reclaimed wood from the barrels; for this operation we rescue 4 cubic meters of solid oak and we spent around 500 working hours manually dedicated to this project.

We still have more than 3 cubic meters of wood, oak anyone?

More info: cervezasalhambra.es

Team

Photography: Asier Rua
Assistants : Darío Giménez, Antonio Borlado, Javier Martín
Graphics: Pablo Ferreira