carnevale studio: stretch carnevale studio: stretch
jul 29, 2010

carnevale studio: stretch

‘pink’ stretch chair powder coated steel frame with latex tubing 45 x 53 x 79 cm seating height: 46 cm image © designboom

‘stretch’ by london-based carnevale studio (jessica carnevale) is a series of three stackable chairs which are influenced in part by corsets. each chair starts as a powder coated steel frame. experimenting with different materials such as latex tubing, bungee cords and silk rope, carnevale builds up the backs and seats of the chairs through weaving these materials into a patterned composition creating something visually vibrant and functional.

back view of ‘pink’ stretch chair image © designboom

detail of the latex tubing weave image © designboom

‘green’ stretch chair powder coated steel frame with latex tubing and bungee cord 43 x 53 x 79 cm seating height: 46 cm image © designboom

profile view of the ‘green’ stretch chair image © designboom

back view of the ‘green’ stretch chair image © designboom

detail of the latex and bungee cord weave image © designboom

‘white’ stretch chair powder coated steel frame with silk rope and metal hog clips 45 x 53 x 79 cm seating hight: 46 cm

detail of the diamond composition of the silk ropes

‘stretch’ series

specifications

concept drawings

study model

  • may be just coincidence but that looks like a revival to me: back in late 70’s / early 80’s there were sun bathing chaises in my country with exactly the same proposal,the weaving structure being made on translucent/opaque plastic tubes

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