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Uluru by Shiro Studio for Metalco
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Alexander Zaxarov
Nov 9, 2020

Designed by London-based Shiro Studio for the Italian firm Metalco, 'Uluru' is a modular, minimalistic and sculptural family of seating elements made of Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC).

Uluru’s sculptural identity begins from a plain surface that is gently pulled vertically to create a comfortable backrest support. Each component is modular so when connected to each other they form a continuous, sculptural micro-landscape that can vary in size and configuration. Playfulness is also a very important feature: in public spaces benches can become an improvised playground, allowing children to explore different seating postures whilst engaging with their innate spatial curiosity.

"We wanted to fully explore and challenge the vast potential of this innovative and versatile material through a form that could emphatically communicate lightness, strength, and fluidity. The result is an incredibly light yet rigid concrete structure just 20 millimetres thick." — Shiro Studio

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Alexander Zaxarov
November 9, 2020

Designed by London-based Shiro Studio for the Italian firm Metalco, 'Uluru' is a modular, minimalistic and sculptural family of seating elements made of Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC).

Uluru’s sculptural identity begins from a plain surface that is gently pulled vertically to create a comfortable backrest support. Each component is modular so when connected to each other they form a continuous, sculptural micro-landscape that can vary in size and configuration. Playfulness is also a very important feature: in public spaces benches can become an improvised playground, allowing children to explore different seating postures whilst engaging with their innate spatial curiosity.

"We wanted to fully explore and challenge the vast potential of this innovative and versatile material through a form that could emphatically communicate lightness, strength, and fluidity. The result is an incredibly light yet rigid concrete structure just 20 millimetres thick." — Shiro Studio

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