the picnic by raw edges   textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat straps the picnic by raw edges   textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat straps
feb 22, 2013

the picnic by raw edges textile installation made of 1500 kvadrat straps

 

‘the picnic’ by raw edgesimage © joël tettamanti

 

 

the booth, made out of a selection of twenty different kvadrat fabrics, is an installation for the danish textile manufacturer by london-based designers yael mer and shay alkalay of raw edges studio, presented as part of stockholm furniture 2013. the large-scale dinesen douglas fir wood structure is angled in a specific way to display a polychromatic curtain of 1,500 kvadrat straps. the framework was specially conceived to allow visitors to engage with the textile samples in a more interactive way, offering them a closer look at the selection. the concept was fabricated to recreate the scene of a picnic in an enchanted forest atmosphere, the careful layering of the bands informed by weeping willow trees, forming an intimate, sanctuary-like space within the expansive exhibition hall.

 

the designers describe their project:

 

‘wooden cabin, soft roof tiles, fish skin and picnic under a weeping willow, all mixed in a massive pot with kvadrat swatches. served within a commercial fair with our aspiration to create a relaxing, surreal situation but also very warm welcoming.’

 

 

image © joël tettamanti

 

 

the large-scale dinesen douglas fir wood structure is angled in a specific way to display a polychromatic curtain of 1,500 kvadrat strapsimage © joël tettamanti

 

 

the framework was specially conceived to allow visitors to engage with the textile samples in a more interactive wayimage © joël tettamanti

 

 

image © joël tettamanti

 

 

image © joël tettamanti

 

 

building the structureimage © joël tettamanti

 

 

 kvadrat samples that made up installationimage © joël tettamanti

 

 

process behind designing the installationimages © raw edges

 

 

models of the proposed designsimages © raw edges

 

 

 

a visualisation of the installationimage © raw edges

 

 

the structure aims to give visitors a closer look at the selectionimage © raw edges

 

 

 

image © raw edges

 

 

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