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November 22, 2011

Designed by Dale Hardiman, Klag is an experimental project investigating the structural ability of a lightweight concrete substitute.

Produced by Melbourne-based designer Dale Hardiman, Klag is an experimental project exploring the structural possibilities of a new concrete substitute.

Klag has been made using ET-21, a fly-ash and resin based product that can be used as an alternative to concrete – created by Don Browne of Exile-Global-Technologies. This lightweight, water resistant and 100 percent recyclable product is made from fly-ash, a coal combustion by-product in ample supply due to Australia’s continued dependence on coal-fired power.

The Klag chair features three legs that meet at the base of the design, as an exploration of the strength of the material. The chair is cast in components, with parts then attached using the same material.

Dale Hardiman is currently studying Furniture Design at RMIT. His Kid’s Straw Stool was shortlisted for the 2011 Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award. It was also included in the Melbourne Fringe Furniture 2011 exhibition, along with the AIR inflatable light – which won the sustainable and waste-wise design award.


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