Stripes arrangement is a common element in iconic benches. Many of the very common archetype benches happen to be shaped in this way. Stripes are also the fundamental element in textile check/plaid pattern where they arranged together in a vertical and horizontal fashion. Making a graphical connection, Raw-Edges created this large set up of different wood benches that interlocked to each other perpendicularly in order to achieve a Plaid/Check patterns. Actually… this project is great an excuse to play with combination of colours textures and materials.
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Raw-Edges folds and re-folds DuPont™ Tyvek® to create a series of plush seats. The method of pleating allows the flat, non-elastic material to become a springy, three-dimensional cushion when filled with soft polyurethane foam.read less
A pattern is generated and when assembled, the resulting void is filled with foam. Just as a suit is altered to fit the client, the furniture is custom made and adapted to fit the user be they tall, short, skinny or fat. The process is unconventional in terms of industrialised furniture, in that it proposes a construction technique without a mould. The pattern itself becomes both the defining surface and the mould. In a sense it is a reversal of upholstery in which normally a skin is applied over the stuffing.read less
The folded structure acts as a mould and as an "upholstery"; after being shaped the empty paper chair is steady enough to hold its form and enable polyurethane casting.read less
“Two lines with 15° slant are cut into the surface and a sheet of metal is inserted into each in order to have the wooden drawer then simply wedged between them.” Anna Bates, Icon Magazine October 2007read less