MATERIAL EXPLORATION AND SAMPLES
Project Brief: On the first day of the interdisciplinary studio furniture and textile students were partnered up to explore creating structure in furniture with textiles, through a combination of unconventional and traditional techniques. At the end of the class, half of the pairs are selected to remake and refine their furniture pieces for Salone del Mobile Milan and ICFF.
My partner, Lauren Klein (TX ’18), and I created a chair that references the familiarity of suburban living using astroturf to reference Americana design in a contemporary and exaggerated fashion. We let our collaborative process inform our design conclusion. We were fortunate to be selected to remake our chair.
MOODBOARD & PRODUCT ENVIRONMENT
MODELS AND MATERIAL TESTS
DYING FOAM (LEFT) AND MACHINE KNITTED MONOFILAMENT TUBES TO PROTECT FOAM (RIGHT)
KNITTED TUBES ON FOAM (LEFT) AND BEGINNING OF WOVEN TEXTILE ON THE LOOM (RIGHT)
FRAME LAMINATION JIG
LAMINATIONS PLANED AND SANDED (LEFT) AND FRAME ASSEMBLED (RIGHT)
WEAVING IN PROGRESS WITH FOAM AND ASTRO TURF (LEFT) AND PAINTING THE FRAME (RIGHT)
LAWN CHAIR (FIRST PROTOTYPE)
This chair will be shown at Salone del Mobile Milan 2017 and
the International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2017