dvelas reusail project recycles discarded sails in trimmer chair
dvelas reusail project recycles discarded sails in trimmer chair dvelas reusail project recycles discarded sails in trimmer chair
nov 26, 2013

dvelas reusail project recycles discarded sails in trimmer chair

dvelas reusail project recycles discarded sails in trimmer chair
all images courtesy of dvelas reusail project




reusing discarded sails, spanish company dvelas has constructed the ‘trimmer chair’. the recycled product refers to the sailing term ‘trim’, which is the precise manner a boat’s rigging and wings are adjusted to suit the wind conditions at sea. the chair itself consists of iron tubes, hemp rope and recovered sailcloth – all perfectly ‘trimmed’ to complete the system. handmade in spain with sails from anywhere in the world, the project remodels their original sculptural forms based on yachting rigging techniques, technology and production skills. the main idea for the chair is to keep the material in tension, working the same it does when propelling a boat over water. over time deformations and damages make the original pieces less effective for steering through winds, resulting in huge quantities being thrown away. the material however, still possesses excellent qualities in terms of durability and resistance. through re-appropriating the defunct pieces, the ‘trimmer chair’ is a sustainable alternative that can be used both inside and outdoors.



‘dvelas living sails’
video courtesy of dvelas



the trimmer chair is made from recycled sail materials



the chair is ‘trimmed’ by the same elements used in navigation



rope, holes and shackles construction detail



the ‘trimmer chair’ set up in an interior environment



the chair’s durable material means it can also be used outdoors



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