A topic emerging from innovative thinking calls for equally imaginative furniture. On 25 June, a new exhibition opens at the Universeum in Gothenburg, where visitors can find out about the super material graphene. In the large hexagon that welcomes visitors, there is even room for the Trixagon stool from Kinnarps!
“Trixagon’s cushion has a basic hexagonal shape that reflects our design leitmotif. As graphene is a nanomaterial, and hence too small to see, and only a few specific applications have so far been developed for it, we needed a format idea as a guiding image for the design of the whole exhibition, and the ideal choice is the hexagon in graphene’s atomic structure. Quite simply a perfect place for Trixagon,” says Ulrike Rahe, professor in industrial design at Chalmers University of Technology
“Trixagon’s playful organic shape and the modularity of the series combine to permit an unlimited range of options. Just like graphene, it’s based on smart innovation. It’s tremendously exciting that Kinnarps can contribute to this unique exhibition,” says Kinnarps Marketing & Communications Director Paulina Lundström.
Apart from the stool itself, the Trixagon series consists of a table and a storage unit. All parts of the series are perfectly matched and thus allow an unlimited number of possible combinations. Birch, beech or oak laminate, just like the colours white and grey, are a standard choice for the table and storage unit. The stool is available with a whole lot of different fabrics from the Kinnarps range. In addition, as with all Kinnarps furniture, customers may make a unique selection or go for special adaptations to create a personalised solution.
About graphene: Graphene is a thin flake of carbon only one atom in thickness. Pioneering experiments with this material led to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov winning the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010. They succeeded in showing that carbon in this ultra-flat form has exceptional properties that can lead to new materials and the creation of new electronic devices. Its electrical conducting capability, strength and density, heat conduction and translucence open up possibilities for a whole range of new graphene-based transistors for computers, new strong materials for motor vehicles and aircraft as well as electrically conducting plastics.
Read more about Graphene at www.chalmers.se
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