Stretch Lounge by Michelle Dunbar

This industrially knit fabric was created to respond to human interaction and physically change when sat upon. The tubes expand and reveal a hidden color as the chair flexes to support weight. This dual seater was created in collaboration with Mayela Mujica MFA Furniture 2016. This chair will be exhibited at both the XXI Triennale International Exhibition Milan 2016 as a part of the Milan Furniture Fair and ICFF in New York.

Via Michelles Behance Portfolio

Another chair designed by students of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) 2016 design class.

Bommel by MYK: Pom Pom Poufs & a Chair

Bommel by MYK

The Bommel collection by MYK is entirely crafted by hand. Several hundred wool threads are bundled, rolled, tied and cut to be made into pom poms of various sizes, and each piece of the collection is made of up to 1300 of such woolen balls. The amount calls for about 45 kilos of wool for a single furniture object!

MYK was set up in 2009 by the academically qualified fashion designer Myra Klose. She studied fashion design at Trier and Madrid universities ( 1992 – 1996 ) and has since been working professionally in Austria and Germany.

Yoda Sofa Set by Kenneth Cobonpue

Yoda Sofa by Kenneth Cobonpue is a design consisting of short and long sofa section put together. Rattan vines here are woven on a frame of mild steel and the natural material tension is used. Available in bronze or natural colors for the indoor use and in brown color for the great outdoors.

Felted Rock Cushions by Ronél Jordaan – 2011 IMM Cologne (26)




Felted Rock Cushions by Ronél Jordaan

I’m heading to IMM Cologne for the second consecutive year and realized I haven’t even published all material I collected last year. Then the first boot I stumbled on was from Unseen Products. I couldn’t connect the dots last year until recently I saw the Felted Wool Stones again at the site VivaTerra.

The rocks seem so real one of the visitors had to touch them.

About Ronél Jordaan

In 2004, South African textile designer Ronel Jordaan, having been a textile designer for 26 years, began researching the possibilities of using felt as a creative medium. Entirely self taught and following her own creative instincts, she began to turn fine gossamer thread into robust felted forms. By patiently rubbing and coaxing threads of pure wool into shapes in nature that inspire her, she found her direction and started a small home industry. Next she trained a handful of women to help her. Recognized for their originality and design uniqueness, her creations found an immediate market. Within a year she sought bigger premises and a year after that she needed to expand further.

Chairwear by Claire-Anne O’Brien

Chairwear by Claire-Anne O’Brien
Chairwear by Claire-Anne O’Brien backside

Claire-Anne O’Brien is originally from Ireland and has recently graduated from the Royal College of Art [2010] with a Masters in Textiles.