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Posts tagged as 'felt'

New 'RE:cover' edition by Fredrik Färg

New 'RE:cover' edition by Fredrik Färg

Felt is his material. Last year the young Swedish designer Fredrik Färg presented a series of reused chairs he upgraded with artfully folded felt backrests. At this year’s Stockholm Design Fair Fredrik comes back with a new ‘RE:cover’ edition.

'RE:cover' by Fredrik Färg

'RE:cover' by Fredrik Färg

Fredrik Färg will be exibiting at the Green Design project, Stand: KF:10, KF:20.

'RE:cover' by Fredrik Färg

'RE:cover' by Fredrik Färg

more Fredrik Färg products @ Architonic

Tue 10.11.

‘Ears’ stool by Ayala Serfaty for Aqua Creations

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 10.11.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Ears' stool by Aqua Creations

'Ears' stool by Aqua Creations

The Israeli designer Ayala Serfaty created this artful stool for her Tel Aviv based label Aqua Creations.

Created from a solid metal cushioned tripod frame, the Ears stool is an updated version of Aqua Creations’ 1998 Isa stool which was custom-designed for New York’s hip Kerquelen shoe store. The first of a ground-breaking series of three-dimensional hand-crafted felt upholstered pieces, the Ears stool proposes innumerable options for custom design using multi-layered felt.Offering a dramatic reprieve from a sea of upholstery, the hand-crafted felt will naturally give rise to limited edition series and one-of-a-kind creations. The Ears stool was created in collaboration with textile artist Irit Dulman.

Detail

Detail

more Aqua Creations products @ Architonic

Wosk Theater, Museum of Tolerance, wall panels designed by Kathryn Walter, Felt Studio

Wosk Theater, Museum of Tolerance, wall panels designed by Kathryn Walter, Felt Studio

The Canadian designer Kathryn Walter created these wall coverings made of felt strips for the Wosk Theater inside the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, which was designed by Yazdani Studio in 2007. Layers of felt in different thicknesses and varying shades of gray are applied on the round walls in order to improve the room’s acoustics. A delicate solution unlike the oftentimes rather dry appearance of standardised acoustic panels.

Detail

Detail

What the designers say:

Working with designers from the Yazdani Studio, Kathryn Walter adapted her Striation series wall panels to these rounded walls. Site measurements were taken prior to production. Then typical panels were fabricated, and site-specific panels were made to fit around features such as projection windows, lighting units and the screen, integrating these structural elements into the continuous treatment.

Felt wall panels designed by Kathryn Walter, Felt Studio

Wall coverings designed by Kathryn Walter, Felt Studio

Felt is a material which is experiencing a renaissance. Not just in fashion but nowadays also in product design and architecture, more and more creative spirits are exploiting the potential of this material. In the area of tension between archaic material and norm product, between handicrafts and industrial production, its textile character requires very special handling. Architonic presents an up-to-date and comprehensive review.

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to the Felt Studio website

Mon 29.6.

The brothers Moorhead & Moorhead

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 29.06.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

Filament Wound Bench' by Moorhead & Moorhead

'Filament Wound Bench' by Moorhead & Moorhead

While Granger Moorhead studied architecture at Yale University his brother Robert made his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. After a couple of years work experience they formed their own studio Morrhead & Moorhead in New York. In fact many of their products somehow demonstrate the different educational background of the brothers.

One of my favourites is the ‘Filament Wound Bench’ which consists of an extremely light construction made of carbon fibre.

Production of the 'Filament Wound Bench'

Production of the 'Filament Wound Bench'

“The wrapping pattern for Filament Wound Bench was developed to allow a single band of filaments to be wrapped continuously around a reusable mold. The pattern can be easily adjusted using winding software, allowing a number of unique pieces to be generated off of a single mold.”

'Sidearm Chair' by Moorhead & Moorhead

'Sidearm Chair' by Moorhead & Moorhead

“‘Sidearm Chair’ was designed to enable a young company, with modest resources, to execute economic production runs. CNC technology efficiently converts readily available raw materials, with minimal waste and tooling. Outsourced components are shipped flat, minimizing shipping costs and warehouse space.”

'Felt Stool' by Moorhead & Moorhead

'Felt Stool' by Moorhead & Moorhead

The felt stool is an investigation in structural folding.

“Felt Stool is comprised primarily of a sheet of felt which has been folded and riveted to create structural volume and upholstery simultaneously.
In the spirit of origami, a series of folding patterns were developed, each starting with a single sheet of industrial felt. As the exploration evolved, the pattern was refined to efficiently use material and create a comfortable saddle-shaped seat.”

to the Moorhead & Moorhead website

Wed 17.6.

Felt cushions by Parkhaus

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 17.06.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

The fitting seat cushion for the 'Segesta' chair by Alfredo Häberli

The fitting seat cushion for the 'Segesta' chair by Alfredo Häberli

The Berlin-based manufacturer Parkhaus had the ingenious idea to design and produce fitting seat cushions for classic and contemporary design chairs. All their designs are made of 100% wool felt. Here some examples of their beautiful add-ons.

....for 'Pastil' by Eero Aarnio

....for 'Pastil' by Eero Aarnio

and for Butterfly by Sori Yanagi

and for 'Butterfly' by Sori Yanagi

more Parkhaus products @ Architonic

Thu 7.5.

‘FlexiTube 2009′ by Kisskalt Designs

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 07.05.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'FlexiTube 2000' by Kisskalt Designs

'FlexiTube 2009' by Kisskalt Designs

‘FlexiTube 2009′ is a new version of the well known shelf system ‘FlexTube’. It is wrapped in easy-care wool felt, available in 8 colours. Between two plexiglass panes a circular fluorescent lamp illuminates different elements of the system.

more Kisskalt Designs products @ Architonic

Fri 24.4.

‘Peacock’ by Dror for Cappellini

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 24.04.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

The seat is created entirely of a single sheet of felt

The seat is created entirely of a single sheet of felt

It is the first time the Italian manufacturer Cappellini is collaborating with the New York based designer Dror Benshetrit. The very smart application of two-tone felt has made it possible to achieve a soft and elastic seat without the use of the usual upholstery materials, such as foam or springs. ‘Peacock’ is entirely created of a single sheet of felt wrapped over a minimal metal base varnished in dark brown.

more Cappellini products @ Architonic

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