Drytech 3 Spacer Chair prototype by Next Architects

Drytech 3 Spacer Chair prototype by Next Architects.

Client: Droog Design
Team: Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers, Samira Boon with Maria Salinas Moltó, Eve Arpo, Agathe Osika, Ieda Alvarez Dogo
Collaborator / associate: Studio Samira Boon
Material: fiberglass and nylon Spacer Fabric with polyester resin;
Build engineer: Müller 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 ‘three-dimensional’ fabrics by means of resins gives them constructive qualities.

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