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‘Stitched’ collection by Tord Boontje for Moroso (IT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 03.08.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Stitched' chair by Tord Boontje for Moroso

Inspired by his long-time interest in sewing and embroidery, the award-winning Dutch designer and RCA professor Tord Boontje has unveiled his latest collection of plywood furniture which he created for the Italian manufacturer Moroso. Consisting of three pieces: a chair, trangular table and multifaceted pendant lights, the series is characterised by the simple cross-stitch detailing which connects each of the designs while giving ‘an almost tribal or folk character to the pieces.’

The cross-stitch detailing

About the collection:


‘For a long time, I have been interested in sewing and embroidery. When I was a child, my mother would show me how to sew and I made some clothes for myself (with her help). More recently I have used embroidery in my work on textiles and furniture.’

'Stitched' table by Tord Boontje for Moroso

‘This time I started to think in a more functional way about sewing, the idea of creating holes in materials and connecting pieces with yarns. I realized that by stitching plywood components together it would be possible to create strong structures for furniture. After making scale models, I started experimenting in my studio with a full size chair. This led to the prototype for the Stitched Chair.’

'Stitched' pendant lights by Tord Boontje for Moroso

‘I like the idea that the stitching is a very simple, low-tech way of making. As stitching is a very universal and ancient technique, it gives an almost tribal or folk character to the pieces. I imagined that someone could construct their whole environment in this method; the furniture and also the room itself, therefore we decided to start this as a small domestic collection that can expand in the future.’

'Stitched' collection by Tord Boontje for Moroso

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