Friday, 2 November 2012

Inventive: Thread Wrapped Furniture

I came across the video below earlier today. I have seen the furniture by Anton Alvarez, but I had not previously seen the process by which it is made. It is by far one of the most interesting process driven designs I've seen in a while. 

With thread and glue replacing standard joints and screws, the process by which the furniture is built is fascinating and uses a custom-made machine designed by Alvarez. Aside from the really cool inventiveness of the machine to wrap the string while adding glue, the aspect that appeals to me is that the process of making this furniture is itself a craft; the craft of thread wrapping, and it's a seemingly new craft at that. 
Check it out...

Thread Wrapping Machine by Anton Alvarez from Dezeen on Vimeo.

More description and images can be found from Dezeen HERE.


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  3. Interesting concept, but unavoidably ugly results, that do not look as if they have any longevity.
    Bound to end up in a design museum at some point, and used as a teaching aid to future designers and architects....