10-Unit System Chair

A work made of upm profi (recycled paper and plastic composite).

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  • A work made of upm profi (recycled paper and plastic composite).

Date:

2009

Artist:

Shigeru Ban
Japanese, born 1957

Manufactured by Artek
Finnish, founded 1935

About this artwork

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has become recognized for socially conscious projects involving the innovative use of materials such as paper tubes. To create the 10-Unit System, Ban applied modular design and recyclable materials. Similar to his paper-tube constructions, Ban developed a system of identical parts that can be arranged in multiple configurations. A range of pieces—including a chair, a table, and a bench—can be created through the simple L-shaped component made from a paper-plastic composite. The furniture is easy to assemble and disassemble, providing maximum flexibility for the user.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Shigeru Ban (Architect)

Title

10-Unit System Chair

Date

2009

Medium

UPM ProFi (recycled paper and plastic composite)

Credit Line

Funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2009.592

Extended information about this artwork

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