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A Vancouver industrial designer turns custom material into striking furniture designs.
Christian Blyt, founder of Studio Corelam and a professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, is trying to lighten things up.
Through the use of his trademarked corrugated plywood material—“Corelam,” of course—the Vancouver industrial designer wants to craft small lightweight pieces that disrupt one’s expectations of what furniture can be. “For us, a large part of this is storytelling; it’s the process of doing more with less,” he explains.
In this case, less is right. His minimalist Tidal collection—including a lightweight coat rack, a leaning shelf and a multifunctional stool—are all easy to move and built with “functionality and sustainability at the forefront,”says Blyt. “The goal is to find solutions that feel like they’ve always been there.”
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