catherine aitken: bundle collection
catherine aitken: bundle collection catherine aitken: bundle collection
jun 09, 2011

catherine aitken: bundle collection

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‘bundle’ collection by london-based designer catherine louise aitkin is a series of seating objects which explore the idea of the bundle and its form utilized as furniture.

designer’s own words: ‘as a textile designer I am interested in exploring materials, form and pattern. I like the idea that pattern and the repetition of simple forms can lead to the development of a 3 dimensional product.

with ‘bundle’ collection, I was interested in creating a joining system that utilised a hard and soft element, I wanted the hard and soft elements to be equally dependent on each other. bundle – is loosely inspired by actions of organisation, stacking, rolling and bundling.

my goal was to create a range of furniture products, stools and a bench, that were playful yet functional – that retained an openness. I was looking to produce forms that could be gently manipulated, that quietly encouraged interaction.

bundle uses maple dowel, merino felt and waterborn (by kvadrat). these fabrics were perfect as I wanted something that could have a clean cut unfinished edge.’

the ‘bundle’ collection is exhibited as part of the RCA’s graduate show, kensington gore, london from june 24th to july 3rd, 2011.

‘D stools’ come together

‘bundle bench’ with seat the rolls up

‘rolling stool’ with stripe

‘rolling stool’ with stripe

‘rolling stool’ with stripe

‘rolling stool’ with stripe

‘rolling stool’ with stripe

‘rolling stool’ with stripe

‘rolling stool’ with plywood core

‘rolling stool’ with plywood core

‘rolling stool’ with plywood core

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