Sam Weller

January 10, 2013

Sam Weller’s joining mechanism was inspired from the holdfast clamping system usually used for holding materials to the surface of a workbench or table. His shelving system is bold yet simple in its form and silhouette. His way of applying/using old craft and building techniques to contemporary furniture and products is very engaging.

Sam Weller Holdfast

London-based designer Sam Weller has created “Holdfast” a shelving system design that came about exploring clamps and their infinite possibilities as a tool and as seen here, a joining device.

His joining mechanism was inspired from holdfast clamping system usually used for holding materials to the surface of a workbench or table. His shelving system is bold yet simple in its form and silhouette. His way of applying/using old craft and building techniques to contemporary furniture and products is very engaging.

Shelving unit

Shelving unit

As well as showcasing his shelf he will also be exhibiting his “Snelson” stools which have a similar feel to the shelves in terms of craft and production outcome, focusing on old mechanics and engineering principles. His stools were shown at the Victoria & Albert museum drink the LDF 2012 along with 11 other hardwood chairs as part of the ‘Out of the Woods’ project with the Royal College of Art.

stools

Snelson stools

More of Sam Weller’s work here.

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