Drytech 3 Spacer Chair prototype by Next Architects.
Client: Droog Design
Team: Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers, Samira Boon with Maria Salinas MoltÃ³, Eve Arpo, Agathe Osika, Ieda Alvarez Dogo
Collaborator / associate: Studio Samira Boon
Material: fiberglass and nylon Spacer Fabric with polyester resin;
Build engineer: MÃ¼ller textiles and Polyproducts
Construction: Textilemuseum Tilburg
Special thanks to: Prof. Adriaan Beukers, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Hybrids
Completion: September 2007
For the chair, we used a double weaving technique used in carpet production: two carpets are woven together and cut loose afterwards to create a velour side. This inspired us to design a chair along the same lines: two pieces of fabric are partly interwoven and partly cut loose. Cutting the fabric turns a two-dimensional cloth into a three-dimensional object.
The chair derives its strength form both the double fabric and the curves: hardening so-called â€˜three-dimensionalâ€™ fabrics by means of resins gives them constructive qualities.
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