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


 

‘the picnic’ by raw edges
image © 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 straps
image © joël tettamanti

 

 


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

 

 


image © joël tettamanti

 

 


image © joël tettamanti

 

 


building the structure
image © joël tettamanti

 

 

 
kvadrat samples that made up installation
image © joël tettamanti

 

 


process behind designing the installation
images © raw edges

 

 


models of the proposed designs
images © raw edges

 

 

 


a visualisation of the installation
image © raw edges

 

 


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

 

 

 


image © raw edges

 

 

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