At last month’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, Danmarks Designskole presented Moving Textures: 20 new playful ways of using textiles within furniture.
Danmarks Designskole lecturer Andreas Lund said ‘The mission was to investigate the language of textile structures and translate it into static structures.’ Starting by considering the textiles first helped free the the students from furniture conventions and create more innovative pieces. The result is 20 very different shapes, expressions, and ways of thinking ‘furniture’.
The students explain the idea behind the exhibition Moving Textures: “After working with professional Danish craftsmen and designers we developed new technical skills. We experimented with various traditional textile techniques such as knitting, upholstering and plaiting combined with the unconventional materials: plastic, metal, rubber and willow. This process inspired us in our final furniture designs”.